Choosing to Submit – Our God Given Roles

We’ve changed. Almost 3 years of dating and we are so far from the people we used to be. I’ve always been a pretty independent person. I like to do things myself and prove that I’m strong enough or capable enough. When Isaac and I first started dating I would get mad when he would try to do things for me or help me with things. He would then usually get frustrated too because he was raised to be a gentleman in those ways. He thought he had to help me. We were both wrong. Our entire relationship, while chocked FULL of beautiful mercies from God and loads of wisdom passed on to us from others, doesn’t hardly touch what God has taught us so far in our engagement season. I’m praying harder to respect him regardless of whose right or wrong, serve him selflessly to lift him up and submit to the role and authority God has given him with respect sewn through and through. Girls get mad at me sometimes and say I can’t let a man control my life. Have you ever tried submitting to a man guided by the creator of the universe though? It’s not losing control. It’s surrendering it to our Lord and Savior. It’s freedom. Nobody’s making me, but God’s calling me. I want to lift him up. I respect Isaacs role as the man in the relationship because I understand now that the things he tries to help me with or do for me are coming straight from the role God designed him to be in. It’s not because I can’t. It’s because he loves me, and he loves Him, so he will ❤️ The way God designed relationships is so much more complex and meaningful than pride or feminism. We are across the country right now from each other not because either one of us is greater or less, but because God is bigger. I’m blessed to hold that ragged hand 💕

One thought on “Choosing to Submit – Our God Given Roles

  1. Wow I can’t wait to see all that God has for you both and what He does with your union! You are a blessed woman Riley!! Bless you! ❤

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