Who is that male man?

As we embarked on another month I would like to look at the process and prospect of the male in me; I am enthralled with the idea that demands an answer. We have been searching for our identity ever since we were created. However time is passing; we are still in pursuit of who we are; trying to regain our identity. The age we live is an age of many faces and it does not get any better for those who want to embrace the morals that shape us and have guided us to a better path! Throughout these moments, I have to ask; who is that male man?

Society has set their standard and we are being legislated by our legal system because man has lost their identity.  Who we are is not what we have become. The definition is beyond anything we would ever imagine because of the sociopolitical rambling with which we have to meet. May I ask this question: Where in the world is the male man? Is anyone concern for the times in which we live! Our sons and daughters are crying out for a role model who will show them the way and set the standard for them to follow.

Who is a male man? I have asked this question and it must be asked again. I will try to define this brother in the way it should be. The male man is one who is strong and caring. He is not afraid to stand up for what is right even when society label him as different. He is a father, a son, husband, the high Priest to his family; a committed provider and protector. He is different from the norm; he was created in the image of God. He is destined for greatness because he is the exact replica of his father.

We can look at the examples of men in the past and see what the male man might strive to become. No one is perfect; we all make mistakes but that’s not the time to bury your head in the sand and become frozen with guilt and condemnation. It’s time to rise up and be the man God has called us to be!

No one was more powerful than David. He was King, Priest and a mighty warrior yet he mess up. In spite of it all he left a legacy for his son. He was a man after God’s own heart but he was not the one chosen to build the temple of God. That did not bother him because he knew that God had a plan. He went ahead and prepared the materials so that his son who followed after him did not have to go through the things he went through. He left a legacy for his son!

Daniel was taken to a foreign country where their custom and culture created pressure that was almost unbearable but he did not succumb to their pressures; he was a strong male man who stood the test of time. Because he was a strong male man he guided his three friends to greatness when they face the challenges he had to face. The call goes out to men today; be strong and be that male man that God has ordained you to be!

I believe in order to be a strong male man, you have to understand the purpose for which you were created.  Man was made in the likeness of God. He was destined for greatness until sin came and caused havoc to God’s perfect creation. He was crown with glory and honor and was made a little lower than the angels. Psalm 8: 5,

He is the source and strength of God’s creation. God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. When we were created God looked at His creation and said it was very good! He gave us dominion over every creature on the earth. He also created us for his good pleasure! However God knew that we could not be by ourselves so he gave us a help meet. We are the protector, the conqueror and the champion! Let the male man rise up and take up the challenge of raising up warriors capable of slaying the Giants that seek to abort our destiny. Take courage men and have a bless “Fathers Day”.

My Personal God

I am about to raise your eyebrow! What I am writing might be controversial however it might worth the conversation. If you think it is, well, that is the intent! Recently I have pondered the idea of God and the more I pondered the more I tend to see Him as transitive.

Our held belief was, God is a God of one kind. Oh! Oh! Did I just say that? Wow! When I think of God I see Him as transformational i.e. transitive to our own person. Please hold your hat and listen before you judge! I would like to let you know that I have a personal God! His design is focus in different ways. The more I think about it the more it seems true in every sense.

We are diverse; we come from every nation and cultural background. Everyone think of God in a different way, in ways that relate to them and their teaching. Some folks like to debate about God being a black or white man or of some other race. What do you think? This is a provocative question! To me I see Him as red (Through the blood).

Before you decide to tune me out, let’s have a mature and healthy conversation. We are adults; we have our learned ways of who God is; therefore we should not be confined to thinking inside the box. It seems we have allowed ourselves to be confined for too long. I am saying this because God cannot be confined to time and space. So why not believe that we all have our own personal God. He meets us on our personal level. Note; I did not say gods!

Let’s not become confused about our belief; I will set the record straight. There is only one God; He is the God Head of the Trinity. He is awesome in power and might! To me he is personal, adoptable to my situation and need. To those who need him more, He is more, to those who need Him less, He is less. Therefore I say that He is adoptable. He works in your situation the way you allow Him to work. He is “My personal God.”

It took a while to set the ground rule but I had to set the record straight. Some might be confused and take this out of context. We all have our personal God; because of this we experience Him in diverse ways. We have been thought that He is one God made to fit someone’s idea of who He is. I see Him differently. My God is adoptable, incredible, awesome, approachable and all-powerful. My question for you is: How is your personal God? My personal God never changes, He supplies all my needs; He loves the world and He wants to be your personal God!

Some might want you to approach God in a particular manner that is tailor-made and universal to all i.e. same for all situations. Well, I cannot blame them because that’s how they were thought. We all experience God in different ways. Your experience of Him might be totally different from mine; though it might seem complex; this is what we face each day in our journey. I say that God is a Spirit and they that worship Him must do so in spirit and truth. It is my belief that if you follow these simple rules, He will become adoptable to your situation and will become your personal God!

Give yourself a break and see God for who He is. He is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords; the conquering Lion of the tribe of Judah. He is coming again a second time to claim His own. He is: “My Personal God!”