|Andre in "traffic" (inside our gate) - 2010|
"Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."
If I were to apply this famous quote by Robert Frost to my submission journey now, I would say, that the road I am treading on is THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED. In fact, previous to submitting to my husband, I did not know anybody who was in the same predicament as I was. I thought I was going it alone.
It was only when I found April Cassidy's blog, The Peaceful Wife, a few short weeks after I let go of all desires to control and let God take the reins, that I was delighted to find fellow Type A wives, who have also died to themselves, submitted to God and their husbands, and were then experiencing great joy and peace in their lives.
We are a small group of women. It is sad that the world has been inundated with false teachings and feminist ideologies that seem to not only have tried to remove the "feminine" in feminist, but also have succeeded in producing more and more emasculated men.
This submission journey is the road less traveled. It also is an exciting one. Scary at first because letting go of control was like jumping off a cliff (!), but it was and is so freeing and liberating. I wouldn't go back to my former controlling, worrisome self even if you paid me 1,000,000 dollars or 44,690,000 Philippine pesos (inflation!) to do so.
Speaking of roads, Reason4living.com has a very good analogy regarding submission. Allow me to share. :)
|Photo Credits: roscalen.com|
|Family Trip to Zambales - 2011|
|Trip to Baguio City - 2006|
|Pampanga Trip - 2010|
|My husband about to dive! :) - 2010|
|Our handy old van (that needs to be fixed right now!) - 2010|
I have mentioned this example of a road journey to try and illustrate that submission can bring real and worthwhile benefits to a marriage. The scripture also indicates that the act of submission by a woman is able to influence a bad man to change his ways but even if he doesn't change, her choice of submission will still allow her to avoid the worst of the possible problems that a bad marriage and husband might bring.
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
It also may not be popular now but it doesn't make it any less TRUE.
The WAY to heaven is ONLY through Jesus.
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
And the way to be a TRUE disciple of Jesus is to obey His Teachings.
If you love me, obey my commandments
As Christian wives, we are obeying this commandment:
The submission route is the unpopular route. It is the road LEAST TRAVELED, if I may so myself. Nobody wants to take that road. It seems outmoded, old-fashioned, archaic, counter-cultural, counter-intuitive, and all the other 'negative' adjectives you can affix to it.
BUT in reality, this road is actually wonderful, exciting, fulfilling, joyful, liberating and peaceful. :) The deal is you have to tread it to experience all those wonderful adjectives I just wrote. :)
You have to travel it to believe it. :)
|Family pic with my son Andre making faces.:) - Jan 2014|
April always says that in this road that we are treading we need to have " a marathon kind of mentality, not a sprint. It is a long process of learning and we will be human and make mistakes and then we’ll learn from those mistakes and do better. "
|January 10, 2014|
I am glad and honored to be traveling this road to submission. This is my pathway to Heaven. :)
"Many roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one least traveled by, and that has made all the difference." - Mrs. Veronica Cleofe-Alejar :)
May we all be richly blessed! :)