Submission! A word I know that women in particular love … not!
But today, I’m going to clear up the confusion about submission and its negative connotations.
There is a protective element to submission that even too many believers in Christ ignore, but I discovered this many years ago by actually watching my husband’s “submission attraction” behaviour.
Submission used correctly is actually spelt LOVE.
But I can also think of a number of ways to spell submission if it’s used to cause harm to someone else … abuse, control, manipulation, are just a few words that spring to mind.
But relationships aside, there is another aspect to submission that I learnt today, and I admit, I wasn’t comfortable reading …
Basically, I picked up a sheet of paper that had fallen out of my Bible and as I looked to see what was written on it, it said, “submission is doing something you don’t necessarily like.”
Gasp! So here I am, about to record video, having not recorded a video for a very long time, and not wanting to record one either – because I’d rather hide behind my microphone and stick to podcasting – but now I’m challenged to the core. And I rose to the challenge.
Whilst it’s not the best video I’ve ever recorder, the lighting wasn’t brilliant and I took the advice from my husband and daughter that I could scrap it if I didn’t like it. the important thing is that I broke the barrier!
I was being submissive to God – because I’ve been putting off doing videos for the longest time, but I know I was being compelled by LOVE. God knows what is on the other side of my obedience.
I saw the quote below on Brendon Burchard‘s site today and had to share it here because it’s so apt …
Until next time,
Trish Jones is a Speaker, Storytelling Coach and Author, who empowers and equips women to create a business and life that's in harmony with who they are from the inside out by bringing more of their personality, their voice and their message to the marketplace. Trish would love to connect with you on Facebook.