Mothers: God will not honor or respect your husband for you. God will not make love to your husband for you or support him in his mission. God will not joyfully and patiently follow your husband's spiritual leadership for you. God will not set an example for your children of how to submit to a fallible man as unto the Lord. God will not bear and nurture and train your children for you. God will not snuggle with them, comfort them, dance with them, or cook their favorite meal. God will not set an example for your children of cheerful diligence in the repetitive and mundane tasks of managing your household. That unique role has been delegated by to God to you alone, and your participation (or lack thereof) will leave an indelible mark for generations to come.
Implicit in every one of God's commands is a promise that God will provide what is needed to carry out what He's commanded. As Augustine put it, God always supplies what He requires. God calls us to work out what He is working in us (Phil. 2:12-13), and there is no substitute for our obedience. Human disobedience against the revealed will of God cannot thwart God's purposes, but no one—including God Himself—can obey God for us. You must not "let go and let God" do what His word requires of you. If God did our work for us, then our existence would be rather pointless and we would not become glorious like Him—which, after all, is the entire point (Heb. 2:10). Fully embrace your God-given role, and rely completely on God to empower and bless your obedience (Heb. 11:6).
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