A Call to Manhood
This video speaks for itself. It is a call to manhood – real manhood.
It doesn’t talk about the kind of guy who knows about how to get a girl into bed, or the kind of guy who spends all of his time in the gym and is so built that it looks funny when he walks, or even the guy who thinks that providing financially for his family is the only support that is required of him.
This is not what it means to be a man.
This video illustrates what a real man is: Men who fight fiercely and passionately for His will to be done, men whose sole desire is to give themselves to those things that are eternal, men who long to look this world in its evil eyes and defiantly exclaim, “I want no part with you. I serve the Lord Jesus Christ.”
It sounds intense. It sounds dramatic. It sounds like a big deal.
How many of us sit in front of Netflix, Xbox, Facebook, or some other form of idle occupation, which numbs our very cores, day after day, night after night, wasting our lives.
“We are not called to trifles.” That one hit me. A trifle is defined as a matter, affair, or circumstance of trivial importance or significance. We give our time, energy, and emotions to things that are worthless – to things that don’t even begin to compare to growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. Even if we feel that we are being productive by pursuing success in whatever path we have chosen, how much of our lives are we living for Him, and how much of our lives are we living for ourselves? Are we doing everything for the glory of His name?
We need more men in this world. Men who are passionate about God, about love, about life! He created this world for us to find Him in it. He created this world so that we would be conformed to His glorious image- not so that we’d sit around and wonder why we’re bored.
God is actively searching for men:
“So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one” (Ezekiel 22:30).
Did you get that? The Creator of the universe, the Alpha and Omega , the Everlasting God, The LORD… cannot find a single man among all of the ‘men’ that He has created.
Because everyone is looking out for number one. Everyone is doing those things that are most comfortable, the things that suit their fancy. We’ve come to love pleasure more than we love God. We’ve come to be negligent and lazy with our masculinity, with our lives.
We need to encourage each other to grow in Him.
We need to sharpen each other by keeping one another accountable:
“As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend” (Proverbs 27:17).
We need to have an intimate relationship with the Word of God.
Reading and studying scripture is essential. The Word of God is living, powerful, and active. It is the Sword of the Spirit with which we fight with. What good is a soldier without his weapon? What good are we without His Word:
“I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the wicked one” (1 John 2:14).
We need to live with purpose. We need to be the men He created us to be. The men He longs for us to be. We need to show Him that we really do love and adore Him like we say.
We need to learn and obey his commandments.
From the words of King David, a real man, a man after God’s own heart:
“Be strong, therefore, and prove yourself a man. And keep the charge of the LORD your God: to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His judgments, and His testimonies” (1 Kings 2:2-3).
Obey Him. Follow after Him. Pursue Him with all your heart. That’s what being a man is all about.
Don’t waste your opportunity. This is your chance… prove yourself a man.