“I should be the one handling this situation, I’m the wife and this is my expertise.” “He should not tell me what to do, I have my own rights.” These are some of the complaints husbands receive from their wives. Now, it all sums up with the word SUBMISSION. Is it really hard for a wife to submit to her husband?
Nowadays, submission is really a big issue between a husband and a wife, and if this is not applied properly in a marriage, this can lead to burnouts, and if this isn’t prevented, it can unfortunately lead to a divorce, which is depressing. Submission to your husband is a difficult thing to do if you don’t fully understand the reason why you are doing it.
According to Ephesians 5:22-24, “Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.”
It was clearly stated that wives should submit themselves to their husbands. Like how we should submit as the church to Christ. Some people might think of this verse differently, they might think that submission is about controlling, but in this context, it is not. As a wife, you have to realize that that very moment that you and your husband made a vow with each other and with the Lord, you already have a team partner and in a team, there is surely a leader, and that is your husband. If you’ll clearly review the bible, in the book of Genesis, Adam came first in this world and Eve was made out of his ribs. That simply shows that God has given Adam a role, as the head of the family. As a wife, it’s not about you arguing with him because you are right. Rather, you should be his supporter, intercessor, and a helping hand to build a Godly generation.
Let’s not forget about TRUST. If God is really the center of your marriage, then you should learn how to trust God as he appointed your husband to be the leader of your family. Trust him, allow him to take over his responsibilities as a husband to you and as a father to your children. Let him feel his role, as he will let yours, too. This will help both of you grow together in building your family in the Lord.
It really takes humility to submit to your husband. It might be hard since as a human being we were born with a self-centered nature, but let the love of God motivate you in doing this. Let your obedience be a pleasing aroma to God. After all, obedience is the greatest form of worship, just as Jesus obeyed His Father.