I just came back from a men’s breakfast meeting. The gathering was for the adult and young adult men in our church. We had a hearty man-size meal comprised of: eggs, sausages, bacon, French toast, waffles, cereals, fruits, juices and coffee!
What was the agenda? Simply: to impart spiritual truths to the men in HMCC so that they can be all that God destined them to be in order to build up the church. A lot of the societal ills are due to the absence of real men in the home, the church and the community.
We talked about responsibility and taking initiative in life as a real man. I presented a brief synopsis of my talk to Christina before I left for the breakfast and I knew it was appropriate because it was “woman-certified.” Christina said, “Yes, that is exactly what the men need to hear in our church!” – haha!
Webster’s Dictionary defines “responsible” as: a) liable to be called to account as the primary cause, motive, or agent; b) able to answer for one’s conduct and obligations; c) able to be trusted or depended upon; reliable.
Too many men are not willing to take responsibility and initiative in their lives because they do not want to be liable for their conduct and obligations. Why? (Ladies, listen up)… It is because we, as men are afraid of failure. Not only that but our selfishness takes over and we end up doing what we want to do, instead of what God wants us to do.
The Apostle Paul said, “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others” (2 Tim 2:2). If we are serious about doing great things, then we have to be men that God is willing to entrust great things with. It starts with being discipled by other godly men who are following the heart of God. Hopefully, we will raise up another generation of men that will be able to teach other men. We need to start a movement where we will produce men who will be awesome husbands, fathers, co-workers, church leaders and influencers for Christ.