EPHESIANS 5:22 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.
I have always been ambitious and my goal was to succeed in life: get married and have kids, have a great medical career and pursue other passions like music. A husband was important but not more than that. I loved my husband, and was taking care of him. But it was not anything more than that. I had my schedule; I had my activity; I had my things to do and I was not allowing him to interfere with that.
Until one day when this verse struck me. It wasn’t the first time I was reading it. But that day, it was like a little knife in my heart, and I could hear a voice whispering: “you are not submissive to your husband.” For sure, I argued. I was a good wife – taking care of the house, making sure everything was clean and fixing diner every night – among all the other things I had to do. Yes, that is the problem, said the little voice. You have a lot to do and you have forgotten your priority. Oh!
As I prayed, it became clear to me. I loved and cherished my husband but he wasn’t the priority. He was like one of all the other occupations I had to take care of. So, I asked God to forgive me and I can tell you it has changed.
So, if you are married, whether you have a busy life or not, what is the place of your husband?
- How do you react if your husband tells you, he prefers you to sit by him instead of running after the shopping list?
- How do you react if your husband is planning to go to church but you have a meeting of the association that you are president of?
- How do you react if your husband tells you he wants to talk to you, instead of you watching your favorite TV show?
- Do you always have something to say when your husband tells or recommends something?
It is not in the big things that we are going to be t
ested; it is in the small things. Examine your heart and your attitude.
If you are a wonderful submissive lady, praise the Lord! Please, teach others around you. If you are like I was, ask the Lord to forg
ive you and to show you how to please and to be submissive to your husband. Don’t waste time! Ask God to forgive you and make the decision to change.
I can tell you, it makes the marriage sweeter!
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