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”.