Being a male is a matter of birth but being a man
is a matter of choice
I love this quote because it is so true…..but I am
not here to discuss the quote. I am here to discuss
something more, something that has been stirred
in my heart this past weekend.
Our church had its annual conference which was
so powerful. It started on Wednesday evening and
ended on Sunday. The messages were all so relevant
and powerful but the men’s meeting we had on Saturday
stood out the most. I love our men’s meetings because
there is something powerful that happens when men
get together to worship the Lord!
My pastor was speaking about becoming THAT man in today’s
crazy world. He said as men we are on the road to becoming
THAT man. That got me thinking……..
I am committed to becoming THAT man!
But what does that really mean?
Becoming that man means making God first in my life.
I am not the man! God is the THE Man. He died for me
And He is the One who is directing my life.
Becoming that man means making a stand for purity!
We live in a sex-saturated world and as men the battle
is everywhere. There is no sitting on the fence for this
battle. A line has to be drawn, a decision must be made.
Will you get swept away in this sex-saturated world or
will you make a stand for purity?
I dictated a covenant (an agreement) to my eyes;
how then could I look [lustfully] upon a girl?
Becoming that man means living by the word of God.
The word must be our guide. We can’t rely on our own
strength. As men we feel the need to show our strength but
we need to realize God wants us to trust Him. Our strength
doesn’t count for much in God’s eyes. Look to God and not
How shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking
heed and keeping watch [on himself] according
to your word [conforming his life to it].
This is the thing men, the world doesn’t want men
to take their place. It doesn’t want us to walk in
what God has called us to. The world is distorting
the image of man. We have a lot of males but not
a lot of men! Don’t believe the lie…….
Men are not better than women, God just made us
different. It’s not about who is better, faster, cleverer….
God made man and woman in HIS image!
That means we are an expression of God, man and
I think we can all agree that God is strong and powerful.
There is nothing weak about God, so if we are an expression
of God why do we see women as weak and treat them like
they are insignificant????
God is all powerful. He doesn’t have one strong side (man)
then one weak side (woman)…but there are men who think
that by the way they treat women!
It makes me mad when men think they are better than women
just because they are men!!!
But God made women to express a part of Himself so please help me
understand why you think He would make them weak and useless
when He isn’t any of these things????
That kind of thinking has to stop.
(I don’t know where that came from because I didn’t plan
on talking about that)…..
Without a man leading a home, a family is lost!
The enemy is destroying our kid’s right under our noses.
We leave our kids in front of the TV and think that’s
parenting but that is wrong! We need to take responsibility
men. We must protect our family…..
We need to protect the women in our lives.
Would Eve have eaten the fruit if Adam had protected her
from the enemy??? She had to face the enemy alone and
deal with him alone! But things would have been different
if Adam stood up for her and protected her…..
Young man, you are called to protect. Don’t play with women’s
emotions. You should be protecting them!
The women you are playing with are precious in the eyes of the
Lord. He loves them and has a unique call on their lives….
Why do you think the enemy is working overtime to destroy
As I end I hope I have challenged you to become THAT man!
A lot of people are waiting for us to walk into our calling
as men! The enemy will not win. I refuse……!
As a man I make a decision to be THAT man…..!
Will you be THAT man too?