The Ladies’ home meeting was going to be at one of the ladies in church that lived the furthest . Tony was driving the van and we set up very early to collect the eight ladies that were going with us. We arrived 15 minutes early for our first pick up. The lady was not at the window of her third floor apartment building where she usually waits. With no mobile phone, Tony asked me to go upstairs and get her. So, of I went the three sets of stairs and knocked at her door. No one answered. I knocked again, and again no one opened. I waited some more and knocked some more (as discreet as you can be without waking the whole building), still no one. Down the three sets of stairs and back to the van to tell Tony that there was no one home.
Would you believe what Tony asked me as I settled in the van ready for our next pick up? He said: “Go up again and knock at the door of her next door neighbor and ask about her.” I tried to appeal to him, because I thought it was not a wise idea. He insisted and reminded me that we need to hurry! Well, up I went again. Thoughts were going in my mind that convinced me that disobeying my husband this time was alright. After all, he could have gone upstairs and made a fool of himself and embarrassed himself by knocking at some strangers’ apartment to ask about their neighbor! So I DIDN”T knock at the neighbors’ door but instead knocked again at the same door. Sure no one answered the door. Again I settled in the van and told Tony, “No one answered”. He took my answer, with faith that I did what he asked me to do, and I didn’t want to upset him by sharing my short coming. The meeting went very well and I arrived home in the afternoon to receive a call from the dear lady that lived on a third floor to tell me that she was waiting for us at the next door neighbors’ apartment !
I learned a valuable lesson that day.
I do not have to agree with my husband in order to submit.
It doesn’t have to make sense either; As long as it doesn’t violate God’s Word.
Now I know that it is much easier to know the will of God as a woman than a man. All I have to do is ask my husband for what I think I want to do and his answer would be God’s will for me. Should I visit someone today? Should I take on more ministries?