Marriage Tip #3: Give it All

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The hardest thing God ever asked me to do was submit to my husband.

My marriage was at the end of it’s rope and I had done all I could do to make it work.

We just weren’t as compatible as we’d thought.

My husband and I sat down and had a talk and he pointed out that I was the boss of the house and it was causing problems.

What?!?

Excuse me?!?

I explained that I wasn’t the boss of the house but was certainly the boss of ME.

We ended up looking at Genesis 1 & 2 and that very day I realized that God didn’t want me to be the boss of ME.

He wanted me to be like Jesus in the garden of Gethsemene and allow Him through my husband to be the boss.

That realization blew my mind and broke my heart.

I told God that my husband would surely ruin my life if I allowed him to make life altering decisions on my behalf. Of course I was LETTING him make small decisions that I could easily correct but this was different.

Full submission meant LETTING him make decisions about my financial future and my way of living.

That was one of the hardest things I’d ever done but you know what stands out the most?

I felt God there with me every step of the way. Whenever I had to surrender my will in place of what my husband thought was best I pressed into God all the more.

He felt my pain. He understood the agony I felt as the old me was crucified.

Romans 4:15-16

He will be there with you too if you ask Him into your situation.

God will ask us to do hard things but He will always enable us to endure it.

Not only that, He will also bless us with a great reward for our obedience.

Mine is a wonderful marriage…even better than anything I ever dreamed of.

What is God asking you to do? Will you do it?

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