Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. 1Peter 3: 1-2
WHAT!!!!!! Who bloody well wrote this?? I bet it was a MAN!!! Yep, it was LOL.
When I first read this scripture I was like “No bloody way am I going to do THAT”!! Be submissive! What a bloody joke, there is NO WAY I am going to do every bloody thing he tells me, NO WAY! But God began to convict me and said, “I say these things not to tease or taunt you but to help you grow spiritually” for out of obedience comes every good thing but out of disobedience comes death. Yeah but fair dinkum this is a big ask, I mean I don’t like being told what to do by ANYONE, least of all my husband, man he is going to milk this for all its worth and I am going to have to ‘smile and wave, boys’ ARGH!! After a battle of wills with the Lord and yielding to him because really there is no point in doing battle with God he ALWAYS wins, I slowly but surely am becoming submissive to my hubby. I told him what was going on and after the initial YEEHAR!! he was very gracious and still is. You see, we look after each other really well so if I had’ve just stopped and thought before flying off the handle I would have seen that there was very little change to be made to our situation anyway, but by acknowledging my acceptance to follow God’s Word I found myself coming in under obedience and therefore gaining Life not Death! God has a reason for everything and a plan and if we could just not get so emotional about things we would immediately see that Gods way is best.
So wives being submissive isn’t about ‘doing as you are told’ as it is more about working together, coming to decisions together but him having the final say and if you are anything like us, you can easily make sure his decisions are your decisions anyway hahahahahhahah! Sorry Lord but hey I gotta give one to the girls here LOL! Be submissive, there is less strife and way more peace, I don’t know how that works but I just know it does!