There are things that we as men do in life that are easy. We can flip through and watch 14 channels all at the same time, while thinking of nothing, and “listening” to our wives. But in this post, I need you to do something that only a real man can do. I need you to take responsibility! Responsibility for you actions, the actions of you wife, your kids, your home, and what you allow in your home. I did not say that this would be popular, but it is needed.
Many of the men in America, and the world, have let what ever will happen, happen in our homes. We have taken on the mindset of “I am only responsible for my life and no other.” Men think that the wife is quite capable of making her own decisions and that she can deal with the consequences. Our kids will have to learn through their mistakes and that they can suffer at the result of their decisions. With that kind of thinking our homes have come under a spiritual attack.
This is in no way a knock against the wives in this post, but we as the men and husband in the marriage are to protect, honor, cherish, and be responsible for our wives. We are the ones that should be the first line of defense of our wives and the ones who will stand up for her at all times. We should be the men that they deserve, and the men that they dated, or courted, from the beginning. We are to be the leader in our marriage, we are to love them unconditionally and serve them. Cleansing her with the washing of water by the word. It is time that we take the responsibility to be just that and be the man that our wife needs.
Our kids deserve a responsible father in their life. Sadly enough in todays society, the men in kids life are not their fathers. They are uncles, step-father, or a friend. The role of a responsible father is being abandoned and the damage that is being inflicted on the kids is devastating.
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” – Frederick Douglass
Our society is allowing kids to grow up with out their fathers being present and we are needing to repair broken men. Dad, it may have been fun creating your kid, but there is more fun to come with your kid as they grow! Men, the fathers, need to take the responsibility of dad and teach their kid diligently.
7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Deuteronomy 6:7
Maybe your a dad in a split family and the kids are with mom, that does not give you the excuse to be less in the kids life. It gives you the responsibility to be more in their life and strive to be there just as much as you can. Let us be the men that we need and should be for our family.
But if it doesn’t please you to worship Yahweh, choose for yourselves today the one you will worship:the gods your fathers worshiped beyond the Euphrates River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. As for me and my family, we will worship Yahweh
(Joshua 24:15 HCSB)Joshua 24:15
This verse says all that you need. No one is forcing you to follow Jesus Christ, however the sad part is that we have men who profess to be christians and yet their home life is producing something other than a Godly lifestyle. Men it is one thing to say you are something, but the proof of what you say comes out in the way that you talk, act and live. It is not an easy thing to be responsible and be the leader of a Christian home. You are responsible for the spiritual development of your wife and your kids. Are you properly preparing for your job?
Guys, I think that I preempted this post saying it would not be popular but it was needed. We as the husband of our wife, father of our kids, and men of our house need to stand up and be willing to take on the responsibility that has been placed on us. It is up to us to set the example, be the compass, and hold to what is true and right. So I challenge each of you to take a stand and be that responsible dad that your wife, kids and community can be proud to know.