Here we are on day 19th of the challenge. We are still alive and surviving.
Submission could be both good or bad, and its often very hard.
Its easy to submit to people who appreciate us, but the reverse isn’t true.
Over the years, I have learned that submission is important for growth. Submission often leads to growth. By growth, I am referring to expansion in every aspect of our lives.
Also, how free are we in the midst of submission?
Why do we flee submission in the name of looking for freedom?
By submission here; my reference is obedience, respect and reverence towards all those who are superior and have authority over us. We are called to submit to them in order to receive the blessings they have to bestow upon us. Therefore, non-submission makes us live in disobedience. The disobedience might lead to lack of blessings.
Submission brings about blessings, growth, knowledge and expansion.
However, what do you do when you realise that you are more gifted than the people who control you?
Can you still submit yourself even when you are the one who produces and knows best? At this point, there is need for a shift. A shift in mentality, perception and understanding of life. We have to consciously decide to still accept authority and submit to them. We have to recognize that submission is only for a set period in time. Therefore, it won’t last forever.
We have to recognize that not everyone is going to understand us because we are different. The difference in us will cause us to shine and rise in the midst of our submission.
Sarah Jakes once stated that there is development that comes when we allow ourselves to be guided. Submission isn’t always bad. The restriction is only temporary as we go through life. In order to shine, we are called to submit to others. Sarah Jakes stated that the struggle comes before the success story.
Till next time!