I want to talk about what it’s like to be a man. Very few people ever get down to the deep things about what it means to be a man anymore. We as man are told that this and that are the right ways to be a man. But what does it really mean to be a good man?
As men, we too often let our ego and pride get the best of us. We let our buddies influence our decisions and worry about protecting our image. The one thing that men lack most these days is the most important thing in the world for anyone really, and that is God. It is in the Bible over and over on what a good man and husband is. In my first blog I talked about how I came to seeking God, and he has taught me a lot!
For me, when I think about a good man, I think about a God first husband that takes care of his wife and kids. A man who knows that he is not perfect. A man that can let go of pride and ego, someone who is able to humble himself and knows that he needs God. A man who puts God in everything he does, because without God none of us would even be here.
1 Timothy 3:1 Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. 2 Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect. 5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. 7 He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap. 8 In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. 9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. 11 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.
This is the what the Bible says to be a man. Being a man and husband is a extremely responsible and honorable position to have. It is meant to be taken seriously and not something you just do when you want to. I just want to open the minds of people and I am in no way passing judgement or telling anyone what to do. I am just here to try and reach out to anyone who is in need of answers.
I know it is hard to be a man and we have a lot to take on. But with God, all things are possible. Jesus showed us what it means to be a good man, I personally strive everyday to follow his ways. If I can help anyone to do the same, then I will. God bless you all and I pray that someone may find this message helpful that is searching.