Monday, July 22, 2013

Guest Post: Chrisly from Truth, Beauty, and Bravery!

Bonjour! Bonsoir! Hello to you. My name is Chrisly. I am a
Worship leader, lover of all things fashion, good counsel and young people. In addition
to this, I am a freelance writer and a full-time blogger at my blogsite:

Come on over and pay me a nice visit! I'll meet you there!
I am a junior in college. I am 23 years young, single
and love my family dearly. I am so beyond happy and blessed that I am able to do a guest post 
for the beautiful Jessica. She is amazing. Sending blessings your way Jess!

Today after some prayer I have felt the urge and apparent nudge to talk to you all about Submitting to Submission. I'm hoping that makes sense. If not let's take a look at what I mean. 
There are three core verses in the bible that speak on submission.

1. The God Factor

 James 4:7- Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

2. The Husband Factor
Ephesians 5:22- Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.

3. The People Factor

Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. 

Submitting to God is crucial. It serves as a lifeline, the ultimate guide to happiness
success and a fruitful life. All of this entails reading the word, spending personal time in conversation
with Him, living a life of testimony, resisting sin and acknwledging when you do and 
being eager to turn away from it. Someone who does not submit to God or finds it an extreme struggle to do so will not truly be able to conquer or live out the Husband and people factor.

For years I had struggled with Submission and I never realized it. I remember as far as
working in a Doctors office as a receptionist and being annoyed or feeling
defensive whenever someone told me what to do. In my mind I would say things like 
"Don't tell me what to do." or "Don't talk to me that way."

Yeah it was bad until one day I began to pray prayers with a tone of Command as to what I needed 
God to do. I remember praying for something that I was so sure the Lord would give me
and His answer was "No". When I got that answer I knew I didn't like it so I went as far
as continuing to pray on it and then finally letting my carnal flesh lead me to just getting what I needed on my own and then disguising it as a blessing to everyone, when I knew that it was totally against Gods desire for me. That same thing I prayed for, ended up being a strong hold in my life, causing me to take on pride and eventually losing it all out of my negligence and selfishness, but most of all my disobedience. This thing that became a strong hold was that very job. I wanted it so bad sincd I knew the pay was good, however I did not listen and was so unhappy there until I became laid off due to financial constraints within the company. At the end of the day. I didn't have anyone to blame but myself.

I cried and asked God for much of His forgiveness and in doing so, Christ showed me that in order for me to submit to coworkers, professors, family, managers or anything else in my life I would first have to submit to Him and His will. It made perfect sense.

So, you see my dear lovelies, I will only touch on the first core factor of Submission which is to God. The other two I could elaborate on but I won't for now only because I will let you take this moment to examine your submission level to your Savior. We sing songs like "I Give Myself Away" with strings attached, with restriction, fighting and reserve. God wants your will he is in dire need of your submittance. Examine to see why you are struggling in that area. God's grace is sufficient. He loves you and knows what's best for you. I am living proof of that! God Bless you all!


  1. Excellent post and so true. going over now to check her out.

    1. Thanks for stopping by happy to have met you Laney!