It Takes Strength
It takes a strong and secure man to lead. It takes a strong and secure woman to let him...
Several years ago God dropped this rocket in my heart, an analogy of why wives need to submit to their husbands leadership, that is so good and so true though a delicate subject.
If a person tends to see God as they see their earthly father, then a woman's ability to submit and respect her husband is a reflection of how she submits and respects The Lord. Wow. Let's all chew on that a while.
Something gorgeous happens in a mans heart when his love trusts him enough to respect his lead. God honors it, even if you don't agree.
Submission is not being subservient. Submission is simply giving honor, respect and servant leadership.
I've counseled wives for years, when they weren't in support of their husbands choice, to follow his lead anyway and continue to pray. God will honor the wife's submission, hear her prayer and either change her heart to align with her spouse or he will change the husbands mind to line up in kind. I've seen the fruit of this is many couples lives. Submission is not weakness. It is a glorious form of inner strength. Be strong.
Let love have its way and overtake what your mind or will have to say. When love walks in everybody wins. Remember this day, Christ loves you the same way He is asking you to love Him. No matter what, He loves you anyway. How beautiful...
"The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life." Prov. 21:11-12