I’ve heard it said before by kids, “Well I’m a grown man and I can do what I want.” Really? Nothing gets me more irritated than hearing this. Kids these days think because they reach that great age of 18, the full-grown adults. Well, let me be the bearer of bad news, you’re not, so get over it. A kid i worked with a few years ago kept on saying this, that he had a kid, but didn’t have custody, smoked weed all the time and got drunk every night, that he was a grown man.
Out of irritation I laid into him one night, I said, “Bro, what makes you think your grown? Just because you are 22 does not make you a man.” I continued by telling him, “If you were a man like you claim to be, you wouldn’t be out getting high and drunk every night, working part-time so you can live off of the state.” This didn’t set to well with him but I really wasn’t concerned because he needed to hear it.
I think more and more “men” need to hear this as well because there’s a lot of so-called “men” out there, that have no clue how to be one. We just finished up a 4 week bible study at church, it was the Courageous bible study based off of the movie. (Must see movie by the way!) This bible study is a call to all men to stand up, shut up, pull your pants up, and man up. I can’t go into too much detail because I don’t want to ruin it for others, but here’s a hint, You don’t become a man until you let Christ into your heart, and let Him show you how to be a man.
If there’s one thing I have learned is Christ makes us men, period. I no, I no, its strong language and that s fine, because I’m not here to be popular, I’m here to be honest and speak the truth. When i was on the streets, living the way I wanted to, do things no man in there right mind should have done, I thought I was being a man. Ha! the joke was on me, because bar hoping and chasing woman is not being a man, far from it, its being a coward.
I know to many so-called “men” out there that keep doing the same thing I was doing and all their doing is digging a pit they cannot get out of alone. They can try, but will fail. Believe me when I tell you I tried every trick in the book and failed. It was only when I came to understand Jesus, opened my heart to Him, and let Him show me how to be a man, when I finally started to act like a man. I’m a fairly responsible adult now and I love it! It’s only because of Christ that I am able too.
So, where are all the real “men” out there? Oh yea, your watching porn in the other room while your wife cooks your sorry but dinner. Oh, almost forgot, your out hanging with the “boys” when you should be taking care of your kids. Sorry missed another one, your having an affair with the “girl who understands.” These are the real men out there, yes sir, every woman’s prince charming; slaps in the face, adultery, jobless and living off of the state. This is what America is made of today. Sad.
MEN, WAKE UP!!!!!!!! We are called by God to lead our families, not the follower. We are called to be courageous, not wimps without a back bone. Men of God were are you?????
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