Why do I stay on this subject? Because this area is one in life I have found to be the hardest to become subject to. As soon as I said I got it, I already lost it. One day I said to my husband (early on in marriage) "I don't know why I am so submissive to you?" LIAR!!! But not to me at that time of my development. My goodness, that was the most submissive I'd ever been to anyone outside of my dad🙄. I thought I was being submissive til my husband said "Selective obedience is not obedience (being submissive)!" 💣💥 Blew me away. I took what was said to The Lord and used that measuring stick to examine my service to My Lord and past actions. OMG, he was absolutely correct. I was serving The Master in the same manner, selectively. Some of His Word I just did not apply to myself because it didn't seem logical or fair, meaning I didn't like it. Surely The Word did not mean what it appeared to say. Surely someone has defined this or that differently, looking for something that satisfied my flesh or position/perspectives.
Who did I think I was? And did I not know that there would be consequences for my disobedience. So many reflections, distractions, misdirections or detours to get away from what I saw God said and did so, plainly. One little BIG pebble that could throw one completely off the path of righteousness, if I did not stop and check myself. Pride will say, everybody thinks like me, approved.com. Humility whispered, Lord your Word is true and every man a liar. Help me Lord to do what YOU say. I stopped conferring with my flesh and blood and started listening to God's correction. He does not cheer you on I found, like people and the devil would but He corrects us, which is not quite as flattering. I noticed if one's head (i.e. ego) is too high, you will get offended. However, Humility will keep your head bowed in prayer, repentance, gratitude, and submission🙏