Submission is a funny thing. And by funny I mean hard. It is rewarding and I am so thankful for but I’d be lying if I said it was easy.
We submit to bosses and teacher. We submit to church authority and wives submit to husbands. We submit to each other out of love. We submit to laws in place and rules of nature. I also find myself submitting to mentorship.
I am all about submission. I think it’s in place for our benefit. I see logically how God made it all work together and for that I’m so thankful. I look forward to the day to submit to a husbands leadership and not have it all on me. And I am so grateful for the stretching in mentorship.
What I think is often forgotten is that it is for our good and His glory. I think of the woman who walked I. With a specific concern at this very point in my life and I can’t but help to see God’s hand in it. And it is so hard. There is homework. There is discomfort like never before. But there is such potential for growth that I don’t think I fully comprehend also.
And in this submission, I submit to her direction as The Lord leads her. Obviously I listen to The Lord as well and all of that. And I am learning how much I didn’t learn when I was a little girl. I didn’t get to be a little girl. I didn’t learn the stuff/do the stuff that teenage girls learned and did.
And it is in that moment that I am so thankful for submission. For this woman God has placed to walk with and grow and nurture me in ways I didn’t even realize I was lacking. It makes me excited! I can’t help but wonder what life will be like in a few months. Anticipation grows. It is almost overwhelming.
Then my heart is then reminded that He alone should I hope in. He alone is faithful. He alone will accomplish that which He has promised and is quite capable to do it!