I was at a prayer meeting last year with several others who work in full-time ministry. We were talking about motherhood and how hard it is to raise children without a community of support when one woman spoke up, "It's like the Bible says, 'It takes a village to raise a child.'" Everyone in the group nodded in affirmation, but all I could think was: "THAT'S NOT IN THE BIBLE."
You can imagine how concerned I became when I was randomly overtaken by a craving for orange chicken from Panda Express. The craving was so ravenous that I drove to that fake Chinese restaurant and devoured a plate of fake orange chicken with a side of fake fried rice like it was my purpose in life. That’s the moment I realized I was pregnant.
Submission is not obedience; it's not compliance or a weak-willed conformity. Submission is an act of the will; a decisive deference to another. It may have become a curse word over time, but submission is the secret ingredient to maturity.