“Men Must Take Their Rightful Place”

“Men Must Take Their Rightful Place”
Bishop Daniel Robertson, Jr.
Mt. Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries

Men, this post is for you!  My Pastor continues to talk about how important it is for the guys to step up and draw closer to God.  The Lord doesn’t bless mess.  He wants us to follow His plan — what the Word (Bible) says.  That’s our model.  When we operate under God’s order, there is always a blessing connected to obedience.

Men, it’s time to stand up and take authority over your family.  Genesis gives us a good idea of what happens when a man does *NOT* stand up.  Adam is a perfect example.  Where was Adam when the serpent tricked Eve?  Some scholars say he was right next to her:

Genesis 3:6 (NIV)
When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it.  She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.

But, once God knew something was wrong, he came looking for Adam, not Eve.

(Verse 8-9)
Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden.  But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”

And, even when God confronts Adam, he doesn’t take responsibility:

(verse 11-12)
And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”  The man said, “The woman you put here with me — she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”

Men, stop making excuses.  You have to be able to overcome whatever is holding you back.  God has anointed men to be builders.  You can start a company or business and watch it grow.  When you refuse to let excuses become a crutch, you can face anything and overcome it.

Something to think about:  Men, you have to walk with God and be the leader He’s called you to be.  That’s how you earn respect.  And, ladies you have to give your husbands room to grow and hear from God.  Encourage him, listen to him, and pray for him.

1 Comment

  1. Great message. It really makes me think…

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