There has been, and continues to be, much debate on what the answer is to this question. Depending on what your childhood was like, the statement “Be A Man” can bring up a variety of emotions and memories. In this broken world, there are many hurting men who have not worn this phrase as a badge of honor, but rather have been crushed and bruised by it. But if we look to scripture, we see a very different design of what God’s intention is…1 Corinthians 16:13-14 (ESV),
These two verses are packed with very clear directives that offers great advice and insight to answer our Thought for the Day. James MacDonald explained it this way on what “Act Like Men” means:
Don’t Act Like an Animal
(Don’t be domineering, only caring about what you want)
Don’t Act Like a Child
(See 1 Corinthians 13:11 ESV)
Don’t Act Like a Superhero
What Does It Mean To Be A Man?
- It means being a leader, not a follower…put away passivity!
- It means putting the needs of others before yours… sacrificially serving!
- It means growing up…putting aside childish ways!
- It means laying aside the cape…and being transparent about your weaknesses and failures so that others will not be destroyed trying to be something that you’re not!
Today, I pray that your understanding of what it means to “Be A Man,” will align with God’s grand design…if you do, your legacy will be forever changed!
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