Today I received a tweet from someone I follow on Twitter. It was a thought provoking question that went out to all of this guy’s followers. It simply said: “What’s you definition of a man?” It didn’t take very long for me to type out my response since this is a question I wrestle with all the time. I replied: “Biblical manhood is loving, self-sacrificing leadership. Be strong FOR your family and gentle WITH your family.” I was limited to 140 characters and that’s a loaded question, but I did the best I could.
Then it hit me a few minutes later how easy it was to type out that response, but have I been doing that?! Well the guy Retweeted my response with the comment: “Good stuff Chad!” Again I replied to him: “Defining it is the easy part. Living it out is a daily struggle. I desperately need Christ!”
I know it may seem silly to write a post about a Twitter conversation I had with someone I’ve never met, but it really made me think. How many of us know what to do, know what the Word commands and yet don’t do it? James 1:22-25; 4:17 calls that sin! If we’re not loving our wives as Christ loves the church or leading our children the way He says in the Word… we’re in sin. If you don’t know what that means or what it looks like, get in the Word, seek counsel, find out! That’s God’s will for your life, sir.
Also, there are several articles, messages and websites listed on this site that may make your journey a little easier.
What are some of the things God has taught you on the road to biblical manhood?