Someone once said, “We can love completely without completely understanding everything.” The same can hold true in submitting to our husbands when we don’t understand why God would tell us to do so in the Bible.
Author Bunny Wilson told of an interview she was involved in on a call-in radio talk show on the subject of “Liberated by Submission”, which is the title of one of her books. From the beginning of the interview she was immediately challenged by the host of the program. The interview went something like this:
Announcer: Bunny has come on the air to tell you wives you must submit. Isn’t that why you’re on the air today Bunny?
Bunny: No— I came on the air today to tell them that you’re a submitted man.”
Announcer: What do you mean by that?
Bunny: Submission means to yield to authority. Let me ask you, do you own the radio station you’re interviewing me from?
Bunny: Do you have a General Manager?
Announcer: Yes, and it’s a woman.
Bunny: That’s even better. Do you always agree with the programming of the General Manager?
Announcer: Of course not!
Bunny: The very fact that you’re still on the air interviewing me today, means that you’ve had to yield to her final decisions. And that makes you a submitted man.
[The announcer opened up the phone lines. The first caller started by calling Bunny a “bimbo” and commented how her book should be burned.]
Bunny: Let me ask you a question. Did you know that Feminists are submitted women?
[Bunny said that after she said this the caller sounded like she was gnawing on the phone.]
Bunny: Let me explain: Feminists have organizations. They have Presidents, Vice-Presidents, and Directors. When they get into their Board Rooms, do you think that they always agree with the direction of their particular Feminist Movement?
Of course not! We know they’re opinionated women. But they know before they leave that Board Room that the President has the right to make the final decision. And they must graciously submit because “a house divided against itself cannot stand.”
The point is, that: there’s never a time where we’re not submitted. The only question is: WHO and WHAT ARE WE SUBMITTED TO?
Women of God, please recognize: GOD has an ORGANIZATIONAL FLOW CHART. HE has an ESTABLISHED AUTHORITY.
And if we refuse to yield to that authority, and that established order then as the judge said, “Ignorance of the Law doesn’t excuse you from the penalty of the Law.”
Submission is a very positive, powerful and aggressive principle that’s been designed for every man, every woman, single and married by God. We’re ALL called upon to submit.
The Bible says, “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all to the glory of God.” How would you treat Jesus if He came to your house? What I do is I serve Jesus and my husband just happens to be standing in the way and becomes the physical recipient. I’m not looking for the praise from him. I’m looking to hear Jesus say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”
The above article came from a talk titled, “Go for the Gold”, that speaker and author Bunny Wilson gave at a Women of Virtue Conference held in Clinton Township, Michigan at Bethesda Christian Church.
Bunny Wilson is the author of several books. She and her husband of more than 35 years, well-known songwriter and recording producer Frank Wilson, conduct marriage and family seminars across America. The book, Liberated Through Submission: God’s Design for Freedom in All Relationships! (which explains the above concept further) written by P. B. Wilson is published by Harvest House Publishers.
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