Last month, I unveiled two of the divine assignments of a woman. This month, I will still be examining other divine assignments of womanhood – Being A Wife!
What God did at creation clearly reflects the position of the woman in the home. He took a rib from the side of the man to make a woman. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof (Genesis 2:21).
It will be demonic for any Christian to question the leadership of Jesus over the Church. Similarly, any woman or women’s organisation that attempts to question the position of the man in the family, should be regarded as being under a demonic influence. God expects that just as the church is subject to Christ in everything, even so, wives should be subject to their husbands in everything. The fact that the bone was not extracted from Adam’s head tells you, as a woman, that the man’s position as head is incontestable.
As a wife, you are expected to allow your husband to fulfil his covenant role of headship. By so doing, you automatically give him the room to play his ‘messianic’ role over you. I have bought some clothes that my husband stopped me from wearing, and because his instructions matter to me, I never wore them. If I wasn’t reciprocating my husband’s love with submission, perhaps he would have become weary of loving me. But by submitting to him in everything, I give him the co-operation needed to fulfil his ‘messianic’ role in my life.
Your divine assignment to your husband, as wives, is total submission. Often, the problem with many wives is that they do not trust their husbands to make the right decisions. They keep struggling to make their points, so there is constant strife in the home. I wish women will strive for proofs, and not points!
God’s Word says: …And the wife see that she reverence her husband (Ephesians 5:33). The key word here is reverence. Once a woman takes up the divine assignment to reverence her husband, she has succeeded in unlocking her husband’s heart. You reverence your husband when his word counts in your ears and heart, and his instructions matter to you.
Even if you have an unbelieving husband, and you submit to him absolutely, you would wake up one day to see the man ready and eager to follow you to church. I saw from I Peter 3:1 that a woman does not need words to win her unsaved husband to Christ. Her actions can perform the miracle. Perhaps, that is why satan always moves her to talk uncontrollably, even though she wasn’t created a talkative. Satan only wants to hinder her from making an impact in her husband’s life.
Note that the submission I am talking about is not slavery, but submission in love. It has to be done in love, not out of fear or threats. When it is rooted in love, it is perfect and brings God’s presence into your home.
Until you are born again, you cannot operate in the realm for which you are created as a woman. You get born again by confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. If you are set for this, please say this prayer: “Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today as a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. I believe You died and rose on the third day for my sins. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”
Congratulations! You are now born again! All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name. Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).