Ephesians 5:21-23 says this “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior”. (NIV)
Just the other day I happened to be watching a live FaceBook video and the topic was about Submission. Many women and men have a problem with this word and it can be just because they dont know the full meaning and how to apply it to their lives!
Now their were many singles on the live video asking questions about how do singles or how are singles going to submit? The key word here is “Single” and there are two types of Singles: Singles in the World and Singles in the Kingdom of God. Now if you know of another type of Single, please let me know and we can have a discussion about it.
Singles In The World:
Singles in the world will unknowingly submit to they boo, babe, baby daddy, boyfriend, man, in between, booty call, etc I think you get where I am coming from! The word of God calls for wives and husbands to Submit! It doesnt say girlfriend submit to your boyfriend! Why because He is Not Your Husband and You Are Not His Wife!! Many of us do this or have done it! When I was in the world I did it! Looking back I was so lost submitting to some idiot that wasnt my Husband, didnt embody the role of a Leader and wasnt even submissive to God! How as a Single do you believe that you are to submit to someone? Even if you say that you dont; you really are! Think about it! Look up the word submissive and look at your relationship and let that marinate.
Many of us women believe that when we abide my the rules and regulations of being with a man that he will somehow choose us to be his wife! We aren’t called to be submissive to just any man! But living in the world and doing worldy things then our minds and hearts as well as our spirit can become detached from what is the proper order.
Singles In The Kingdom of God:
Singles that know the word and live by the word; know that until our Husband or Wife comes along we are to be Submissive to God! Watching this live video I was in shock and disbelief that so many people were asking the question of Singles and Submission! First I was like you are single who are you trying to submit to! Then I was like Duh, you are to Submit to God; you’re Single, that should be simple! But guess what it wasn’t for them, why? Everyone that listens to a message isn’t on the same level! I wasn’t always on this level! I used to partake in the World, I used to reside their comfortably and was a Submissive Woman to lots of nonsense from Un-Submissive Men (or maybe the better word would be Boys) but let me tell you, When I got the Love of Jesus all up in my Soul, in my Spirit! I have never looked back!! Ephesians 5:25-27 “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any blemish, but holy and blameless”. (NIV)
Wives! Future Wives! This is the type of man you want as Your Husband! Singles! We are to Submit to God! While We Are Single…We dont submit to Joe, Jerry, Jerald, Sarah, Jane, etc! Women and Men while you are prayerfully waiting we are to be about Our Heavenly Fathers Business! His will must be done! This is your time to prepare your mind, body, soul and spirit! You are here for a purpose. Do you know your purpose? Your purpose comes from God! Its not Man-Made….Purpose-driven people require discipline, determination, passion, integrity, relationships, etc.
I am a firm believer that when you take the right paths as directed by His Word! You allow the Holy Spirit in! You do your best at discerning every situation and your actions and reactions! That God will grant the desires of your heart and everything that you feel like you have been missing out in the world will become yours anyway! Husbands will find their wives! Wives will be found by their Husbands! Submit to God and everything will fall into place if You do as You should..Does that make sense? And let me add this our desires may be to small for God; He just has way more in store for us than we can even fathom! But guess what you have to be committed and submit!
The world has nothing on God! Nothing can out shine Him! Everything the world offers has a use by date, an expiration date; they have nothing that should be worth giving up your desires, dreams, purpose, life and potential of having God’s Best….
Will you submit or run?
Women’s Devotional Bible, 2006 (NIV)
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