Everyone has a different view, definition, and opinion of this word. Some are rather positive and others are rather negative. I'm about to just give you my opinion. I realize that this may offend some, but seeing that this is my blog the point is for me to share my opinion and how I interpret God's word on the subject! :)
God and I have been talking about submission a lot lately. Growing up I never had a problem with submitting to my parents or authorities. I still do not. For some reason my boyfriend is different. Now the Bible does not say that you have to submit to your boyfriend, but I whole heartedly believe that it is in your best interest to. For the simple reason it is training you to honor your husband, which the Bible does clearly tell you to do! I've been realizing lately how I'm really not as submissive as I thought i was. "What is true submission?" I kept asking God. Here are just a few things he showed me....
~ Not having to have the last word (OUCH!)!
~Not making immediate decisions, but asking him how he feels about it or what he wants.
~Trusting him (Example... when driving. Not always thinking I know the best way to go and just let him drive!)
~Letting him open the door for me (I get impatient at times….:/)
~Not nagging him to do what I want him to do
~Honoring his wishes even when it puts me out
~Helping him where he is weak, even when it isn’t my first choice
I'm not about to get into women's rights and things like that. You can go to another blog for that chick! :) My heart’s desire is to just understand what TRUE submission is. The thought that kept coming to mind.... "If I can’t even figure out how to be submissive to my boyfriend do i have any idea how to be submissive to God?!" Submission may not be a problem for you, but evidentially it is for me! This isn’t easy to admit, but it is the truth. Here is another thought though.... if it is not wise for you to do what your boyfriend wants you to do *You know if it isn’t!* then you need to get another boyfriend. Plain and simple!
As I finish up.... you know my spill, but bc I care about you I'm going to say it again. NO guy (Boyfriend, dad, friend, brother, anyone!) EVER has the right to do anything to you that makes you feel uncomfortable. If you do not want him to touch, say, txt, or anything something to you then get help. Girls, you have the right to say NO and I beg you to! Submission does NOT mean doing absolutely anything a guy wants. Use your Godly common sense.
What does submission mean to you? It may mean different things to different girls. What does it mean to you? Love you girls!!