Submission to whom? It’s come up again in my life. This call to submission. It has been brought to my attention, by a very sincere person, that I must not be in submission to either God or my husband if I am getting divorced. When this woman came to my house I had no idea what was in store for me. I considered her a friend, who, even if she didn’t completely agree with the circumstances of my divorce, she at least sympathized. I was wrong. It feels like she was a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
You see, this woman, has spent her life in obediaence to God and her husband, or so she claims. She has lived in a place she detested as an example of her sacrifice to Christ. She has remained faithful in a marriage where she is neither honored or respected. She believes women are martyrs in their marriages. It is our job, as women and wives, to obey our husbands, to be submissive, to be financially dependent.
I told her I didn’t agree with the submissive theory. I believe there is a whole culture that is brain washing women into being less then what God originally intended for them to be when they were conceived in the womb. I believe that God has not put us here to suffer but instead to create heaven on earth.
I know that God has plans for me. I know that God speaks to me in scripture, through other people and when I am really quiet. When he speaks I listen. I’m happy to do what I am called to do. I don’t consider it submission. I consider it love.