Friday, June 21, 2013


Submission to God's plan. Submission to the present. Submission to what is.
I don't know about you, but submitting is the hardest thing for me. I grew up rebellious and wild. At yield to no one. I secretly named myself Abril Azra, which means Open Fire. I couldn't be tamed, and I didn't want to be. I'm still a flame, and I still have a wild side. However the flame has purpose rather than chaos. God knows me through and through, He made me this wild fire. He also threw me some curve balls, leading me into a life I never would have envisioned for myself. I now find myself married, and expecting a beautiful baby boy. My lesson: submission. Not that I ever had a set plan for myself, but I never pictured being married young, starting a family and being happy with it. Yet God knew better.

Submission isn't about being tied down. It's about coming under God's mission and lifting it up. Being married isn't being tied down. It's being someone else's support and lover. Submission isn't laying on the ground "giving up". It's standing in Godly power, and allowing God to use you. Having children isn't throwing your life away. It's nurturing your life with the greater purpose of nurturing another life. Because we know that God will make all things work together for the good of His people (Romans 8:28), we can trust that we are submitting to nothing less than the best. Things may not look as we expected, but that's because it's better than we could have imagined.