I joined another men’s group at church and all I can say is….. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!
I think this is the first time in my 33 years of life, I have been around so many REAL MEN. I don’t mean barber shop banter “REAL” (lies), or men that are constantly trying to DEFINE THEMSELVES through what they do or don’t do (ego or insecurities).
Who are continuously using statements like:
- REAL MEN DON’T COOK!
- REAL MEN CONTROL THEIR WOMEN!
- REAL MEN HAVE A LOT OF MONEY!
- REAL MEN WORK WITH THEIR HANDS!
- REAL MEN DON’T CLEAN, THAT’S WOMAN’S WORK!
- REAL MEN HAVE A LOT OF WOMEN
HECK, I have even heard a man once say “REAL MEN DON’T WEAR FLIP FLOPS!!!!!
LMBO………..What does that even have to do with manhood?
I am talking about REAL MEN that are not afraid to talk about who THEY ARE REALLY! That are not afraid to talk about their:
- REAL FEELINGS
- REAL CONCERNS
- REAL PROBLEMS
- REAL INSECURITIES
Men who are trying to find the flaws in their thinking and redefine themselves through scripture!!! I can’t express enough how RARE this is.
So many times both men and women feel that they are alone in their struggle. We hide who we really are from our friends, family, and acquaintances from fear of BEING JUDGED or SEEMING WEAK.
All the while, the very THING that we are holding in is the very thing that is causing our life the most pain and frustration. We go to people for advice or to vent and leave out the things that make us WRONG or could help CLARIFY the situation.
We enlist COMRADES for our cause not realizing the enlistees have the SAME PROBLEM that we have and theirs may be worst than ours but we put on the “STRONG FACE” and we accept the “STRONG ADVICE”. Not understanding that the true STRENGTH is found in weakness.
The TRUE strength is in the HONESTY to both YOURSELF and the other PEOPLE!
No one can help fix a problem, that we refuse to admit is broken.
And that is what this group is all about! Making you look at “THE MAN IN THE MIRROR.” Encouraging others and being encouraged that you are not the only one. Helping uproot our FLAWED THINKING and FLAWED BELIEF systems and providing INTELLIGENT, PROVEN ADVICE to handle situations and DEFINE who you are, and what you should be doing through scripture.
Not Uncle Johnny’s made up version of MANHOOD or your misguided best friends version of how to handle a situation but REAL MEN, who admit they have REAL PROBLEMS, that are being REAL HONEST, SEEKING REAL SOLUTIONS and REAL ANSWERS………..from a GODLY vs. WORLDLY perspective.
This is something that I have yearned for YEARS!!!! I know this will spill over in every part of my life!
Scriptures that align with my write:
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed…. – James 5:16
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up…. – 1 Thessalonians 5:11
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. – 2 Corinthians 12:9