For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. (Ephesians 5:23 NIV)
. Please read below as he give us Godly advice on leadership in Marriage!!
Submission is the seed to successful leadership! I imagine that statement has to come as a surprise and be potentially confusing. Some may become bewildered at the notion that submission can produce leadership, and for good reason. Think about it, if you are submitting then you cannot be leading; you are following, thus being a successful follower and not a leader, right? Well not exactly. Allow me to explain.
If I may begin by defining leadership as influence, and thus successful leadership as the positive and impactful utilization of influence in a manner that benefits all that are in subjection to it. In 1Corinthians 11:3 it says “But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.” As a man my leadership is reliant upon the strength of my submission to Christ. It is through my relationship with Christ that I am provided vision, wisdom, and understanding, all of the foundational elements for successful leadership. I must first submit my will to God’s will, allowing His perfect plan for my life to be priority number one. When God knows that He can trust me to exercise the appropriate judgement, He can also trust me with deeper revelation and understanding.
The principle of sowing and reaping described in Galatians 6:7 will work in my favor. When we sow a seed of submission to God, then as leaders we have the potential to reap the harvest in abundance in the manner of successful leadership and submission from those who follow us.
As with all things, it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain and even improve what belongs to them. When I submit to God’s leadership, then God has a vested interest in the successful execution of my leadership. If I embrace this concept then I will learn that it is not my leadership that is tasked with being successful, but rather God’s leadership through me.
I will never be smart enough;talented enough, wise enough, or possess enough experience to circumvent the expertise of God. So when He speaks, I listen and apply what I have heard. This is the reason that submission is the seed to successful leadership. Sow in abundance!
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