Yesterday I witnessed male castration in a Kroger parking lot!
So today, I feel the need to discuss a woman’s need for submission!
Particularly, I’m speaking about marriage here, but if you’re not married there is still a level of submission necessary for things to flow in your best interest.
I’m fully aware that the word submission alone sparks fear, anger, and even possibly disgust in the hearts of some women. However, I’ve been on the wrong side of this coin before–You know, the neck jerking, “No man is going to ever tell me what to do!” and the Quiet as a church mouse, “Yes, dear…you’re so right dear” smug approach ….
Neither of which is true Godly submission.
For one thing, it’s plain disrespectful. Ouch…I stepped on my own toes here ladies…however, when I mentioned the castration stuff…of course I don’t mean literally, but the look on the gentleman’s face could have equated to the same pain I imagine.
Basically, I witnessed a woman and her man have a bit of a disagreement. Well, I guess I really can’t say a disagreement because usually that would mean that at least two people were involved right?
I’m not being a butt…it’s just that the guy didn’t really say two words to the countless condescending remarks his lady spat in a matter of minutes.
I really felt sorry for the guy!!!
Now, I wasn’t going to even go here originally because I know just how touchy a subject submission is in and out of the church, but considering that I’ve written about homosexuality and the church I think I’ll live…
I don’t know if they were married. Regardless, the scenario opened my eyes and gave me another reason to close my mouth.
Basically, he was attempting to open her car door and I suppose the way he positioned their basket made it slide in front of the door before he had a chance to stop it, and she just went left! To me it was an obvious mistake, but it didn’t seem to matter to her. She went on talking to him like he was a toddler.
It was not like he’d done it on purpose nor did it appear that he was not going to try to stop it, but upon noticing my stance one car over, the look of “what’s the use” took over his entire countenance.
And she didn’t stop there…she was so whiny and loud…all I could think was,
“Lord help me with me!”
“Do I ever sound like that?”
I knew that on more than one occasion I had done that or something similar in years passed…months passed…okay maybe even in weeks passed…
…shssh….I had no idea the impact I’d made on those on the receiving end of my wrath….woe…but God’s shown me slowly a better approach…..I’m sure I’m not the only one thankful for that lesson now…
Proverbs 3:6 (NIV)
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.[a]
Listen, ladies…I’m not bashing the young lady. I just observed what I did and it disturbed me. It allowed me to see an ugliness that I needed to completely rid myself of if I ever expected to receive and appreciate the love God has for me in my future husband…Yep, I’m optimistic!
Anyway, I’ll leave you with a note of truth mentioned Sunday by a certain young pastor, “You are not his mama and you are not his boss!”
Oh yeah, ladies…one more thing…we ladies can all tend to talk too much…the fact is that you can talk a good man in or out of your life…
I know that there are some independent sisters out there who could care less….I get it…I used to be one of you…that’s fine…you do you and I’ll do me…
Yet, the independent attitude gets old…God made us relational so contrary to the “invisible mantra” you may have adopted that says you need no one, we all need somebody other than ourselves to live fulfilled lives.
That said, ladies, I think we could do ourselves a favor by keeping tabs on our tongue…at least in public!
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