It’s been a while, but I finally wrote out the blog post I promised. So men young and old, married and single, listen up…
In the beginning (much like the woman) God created man. He created man from the dust of the earth and gave him the breath of life. Adam was the first man to walk the earth and know God. God created man in a way that they are to “take charge” if you will. Now, just because Adam was created first does not mean that women are less important to him. By no means! Man and woman are both created in Gods image. Although, God placed upon them different duties and callings to fulfill. (read my last post on Gods call for woman)
Men are called to be workers, husbands, sons, providers, and leaders.
Men are called to work hard and do all that they do to the glory of God. They are called to provide for their families financially and/or spiritually. They are called to be leaders in Gods kingdom.
Being a leader doesn’t have to mean you must lead an army or be the leader in your friend group… It can simply mean being a leader in your faith. Helping others grow in their faith. Continuing to learn so that your own faith may grow.
Now, God gave man many responsibilities, but those responsibilities don’t have to be a burden. When you are living for God and following His commands for your life, your responsibilities will not feel like a burden because you will be fulfilling your God given purpose.
Men and woman alike are called to live all for the glory of God. In everything they do. Now, I’m sure you have heard that before… but just take a minute to think about that…
Are you really living to the glory of God? Or have you fallen short? The bible says all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
I can tell you right now that everyday you mess up. We are human sure, but we are also humans created by God, for God. Men are created by God and For God.
So back to where I was going before… So think about it… Do you play video games? Is the video game your playing glorifying to God? What about the words that just came out of your mouth? Is the way you treat your siblings, your parents, your children, or your wife glorifying to God?
Now, God doesn’t take away all earthly pleasures because they don’t have His name written on them. I think sometimes you can cross the line of being too legalistic… but I also think that in everything you do should be thought about and brought to God before it is done.
Being a parent is one of God’s greatest calling for man. To a raise a family up in the ways of the Lord, and to lead your wife in truth. Sadly, in todays world we see a lot of fathers failing their call. Instead of helping their children lean on and love God’s word, they assume their children got all they needed at youth group. Instead of leading their wives in truth, they fail to do so and many times it is because they fail to seek out truth for themselves. They figure one sermon a week is good enough. Good enough for whom may I ask? Good enough for God? Certainly not.
They become lazy in Gods work. And many times the family falls apart because the father does not fulfill his duty as a father.
So fathers and husbands, seek truth. Lead your families. If you are new to the faith and aren’t sure where to start, find a church that can help train you in the ways of the Lord. If that is not possible, there are many great sermons and teachings online that are easy to find. (I can recommend some if you ask)
Men who are not fathers… men who are single, You are to be diligent with your time. I advise you to use it wisely. Be steadfast in your faith, and always be seeking truth. Pray for God to give you a thirst for His word. If you have not come across a woman to whom you wish to marry, then continue to live for God. God has a different plan and calling for everyone. There are so many ways you can impact the world.
Younger men, take note from above… Even while you are still young, you can be used in mighty ways for Gods kingdom. Distractions will come your way so you must pray for strength. Your temper will be tested, so pray for patience. Be gentle and kind, yet strong and firm. Build your house on a rock and stand firm through storms.
It’s okay to have fun sometimes though, so make sure you do. Just remember there is a time and a place for everything… Even if you are not the “leader type” you are still called to lead in one way or another. You are still called to fight in Gods army. You are still called to honor him throughout your whole life.
Men older and younger are to be continually going out and doing work for Gods Kingdom. We are to be on the offensive and fighting for our side, not only defending it. The work that you are doing and will do, is not in vain. God is building the church, He is working through us, and He will not fail. In fact, He has already won. (Matthew 16:18)
So men, whether you are young or old, God has a calling for you. He has a purpose for you. My brother in Christ, I encourage you to be diligent and steadfast is seeking out truth and sharing it.
Have a blessed week 🙂
And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Did he not make them one, with a portion of the Spirit in their union? And what was the one God seeking? Godly offspring. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and let none of you be faithless to the wife of your youth.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship.
1 Corinthians 15:24-26
Then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be abolished is death.
1 Thessalonians 5:9-11
For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
1 Peter 3:15
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,