Written By Kaylee Marie Lim, one very wise woman!
The role of being a perfectly fit helper does not make one inferior to the leader.
“There is no loss of dignity in subordination when it serves a higher purpose. God made you to be a help meet to your husband so you can bolster him, making him more productive and efficient at whatever he chooses to do.” (Debi Pearl)
I only learned this when I humbled my heart enough for the Lord to teach me and give me the wisdom I needed to break free of feminism upon my mind. Paul’s writings in the New Testament bothered me, especially being called the “weaker vessel” in 1 Peter 3:7. I didn’t feel I was needed in this role or fulfilling my potential as a woman of God. So I marked off these teachings as not being inspired by God… Yet I knew I was missing something and continued to read my Bible…
The Lord fell on my spirit when I read…
1 Corinthians 12:22 ~ “Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary.”
Which God made me recall the chapter before…
1 Corinthians 11:3 ~ “But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.”
Instant conviction that I hadn’t been doing my role as I should have been. 1 Corinthians 12 isn’t talking about marriage but rather the church body… Nonetheless it convicted me to stop coveting a man’s role in the disguise of “equality.” I needed to accept that I am a weaker vessel… More feeble… Despite being weaker/feeble… I was still necessary and had a God-given role to fulfill.
No longer allowing fear, vulnerability, lies, independence, rebellion, excuses, pride, victimization, etc. to blind me and block my relationship with the Lord… I had to have faith that Abba knows best.
Proverbs 31, 1 Corinthians 11, 1 Corinthians 14:33-35, Ephesians 5:20-24, 1 Timothy 2:9-15, Titus 2:3-5, 1 Peter 3:1-7. Read these verses and if your spirit is bothered/annoyed by these verses than ask God for wisdom. Ask Him to teach you. Humble yourself to be willing to learn the Lord’s Will for your life. He will answer you as He answered me.