Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cleaning The Bathroom

She was raised in a Christian home and went to church all of her growing up years.  A tragedy happened when she was a teenager, so she walked away from the Lord until she was 23 years old.  I mentored her recently, because she has had so many friends get divorced. She doesn't want her marriage to end in divorce.

I brought up the subject of submission.  She replied, "Well, it doesn't mean what I was taught it meant when I was growing up.  Like if your husband told you to clean the bathroom, you had to clean the bathroom."

I told her that was exactly what it meant.  If your boss asked you to clean the bathroom, you would obey.  If you asked your child to clean the bathroom, hopefully, you have trained them to obey. 

We hate anyone telling us what to do.  THAT is the bottom line.  We want to do things our way.  That is why most people don't want to believe in God.  They want to do things their way and not be held accountable to anyone.

God's systems work.  Sure, it isn't fun being told what to do, but we take it from our parents, our bosses, the government, etc. Why should it be any different with our husbands, since they are our head?

If he asks you to clean the bathroom and instead of arguing with him or telling him, "You clean it yourself,"  you should cheerfully say, "Sure."  Then you go clean the bathroom as best as you can, thankful you have a bathroom to clean.

Jesus asks us to be servants of all.  If we can't humbly serve the person that we are one flesh with and whom we are called to love until death through sickness and in health, who can we serve?

So next time your husband asks you to do something, do it willingly, and see how much that simple act of obedience can change your marriage.

"For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
 "For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts."
Isaiah 55:8,9