Our problems with it are primarily problems we have with authority. Once we get the authority thing figured out, we can deal with submission better. When we accept authority, we can accept submission. We come to know who has authority over us, and we more willingly live under it.
It’s like living under a banner. We have to know our identity in order to know our authority. It’s like the tribes of Israel. Each knew his or her tribe, and they knew who created them and appointed them to their tribes.
We must know who God is and what it means to be made in His image and identified by His name.
And Moses built an altar and named it, “The Lord Is My Banner.” He said, “Indeed, my hand is lifted up toward the Lord’s throne.” (Exodus 17:15-16)
The Lord is my banner. I trust His authority…and submitting to Him doesn’t seem daunting, frightening, or compromising…because I trust Him.