Strength in your Fragility


1  Peter 3: 7 “Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, 

as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.” (KJV)


If Peter was to say these same words to today’s society, I am sure the feminist’s movement would have taken his words out of context, pitched a fit and scream “Toxic Masculinity! Cancel him! How dare he call us women weaker vessels!”

This is the same group whose false ideology teaches women that in order to be empowered they are to believe these lies:

·         “We don’t need men!”

·         “Anything men can do women can do better”

·         “We can do good by ourselves”

Being called fragile or weaker vessel would have been taken into total offense because those words would mean that women are valued less or can be easily broken. Let’s face the facts – scientifically speaking we are physically weaker than men – but that wasn’t just what Peter was trying to say to the husbands. He was advising these husbands to care of their wives in a tender and loving way like a fragile vase. Think about it, if you had something of high value wouldn’t you take care of it like it’s fragile? Wouldn’t you do everything in your power not to allow

anything to happen to it?

Another offensive term would be “Submission” Peter advised the women to submit themselves to their husbands. Submission is a word that has been perceived as someone who is weak and fragile. There is a power struggle that is occurring these days that pins men against women trying to fight for the lead role position.

Let’s put things into perspective, one of the biggest things women worry about is a sense of security where they can feel safe and cared for. But, if we don’t surrender ourselves to true submission just as the bible teaches us then how can we expect to feel secured, safe, and cared for by the people who wants to care for us?

I am not talking about just submission through marriage but also submission in all areas of our lives especially submission to the one and only God who has our lives secured in His hands. Yet, we find ourselves doubting His ability to provide for us in our hour of need. We fill our minds and hearts with anxiety over things that God already has in His hands. We must allow ourselves to be led through true submission and total surrender – that is when we will find strength in our fragility.

2  Corintios 12:9: “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. 

Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

We must allow ourselves to be led through true submission and total surrender – that is when we will find strength in our fragility"

Autor: Awilda V.