Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Being a "Good Man" isn't enough! By: Todd Covington
I always admire growth and maturity, I pray that this post blesses you as it did for me! - Becca
Being a "Good Man" isn't enough!
Written By: Todd Covington
A good man is.....
A good man isn't hard to find! There are good men throughout the community. In churches, schools, homes, jail, and right in front of you.
Question is how many men are willing to become unselfish, righteous (not religious), and live their lives as a model?
I know a good man when I see one because I see myself everyday in the mirror. I have a great voice, beautiful ideas and thoughts to resonate with others, but something is missing from the mirror.
Hidden behind the handsome image, quality conversation and beautiful body language is a man while good, lacks spiritual relationship to heed his own words.
It's one thing when a man knows the truth, but it's another when he knows and ignores it to become the reality of his lies.
As men we need to become the model of what other growing boys need to see. They need a blueprint into what they are to be one day. Women need to see what a real man looks like so she can understand what to expect and look for when she seeks a relationship.
Men lets be very clear. Often we do not realize we are a vision of God that others look to. We have to be able to come forward and admit in our selfishness that we let people down that mean the most to us.
We cheat people out of choices, voices and lie to the person they have come to know and love. They need to know who we are by our consistent life, not the mistakes we lead.
I can admit in selfishness I have let friends, family, and my daughters down. They expected me to do what I said I would, and instead I chose to look out for myself. Men I know it can be hard, but if we hold a spiritual relationship we must believe through faith that God is shaping us into the pillars of strength that will hold up our character.
Gentleman. it's okay that we want people to look at us as men, but we have to act as a real man! They have to see the God in us when we are doing what we are supposed to do. We need to stop knowing who we shouldn't be and start asking God who we should be!
The longer we go without spiritual accountability, the longer we will be permitted to operate in a place of fear and insecurity.
No woman wants an insecure man that she cannot feel safe with, respect or trust. We are losing our title as men because we aren't living up to the "good" we show.
Ladies a good man isn't hard to find! A man who is comfortable with his heart, soul, and who he is, is ready to be a consistent part of your life. Empathy and compassion are what drives his will to want the best for you, first.
In selfishness some men have blinded what they believe into an alternate life of truth, twisted into lies.
We often fear being honest. Gentlemen we have to realize we make mistakes, and they are correctable if we speak up!
Men we can no longer run toward irresponsibility only to fall into a pit of the reality of our ego. If we choose that life we choose a life of failed relationships, blame, insecurity, fear, lost friends, divided family, and not being able to let the people in that God has for our lives.
I want to see men as a model of what real men should be. It starts with you young man. It continues with the men who can repent and ask God what he needs to do.
It starts with honesty, accountability, and the confidence that God has all we need when we keep a consistent growing relationship with him.
Let's be real with the people that we care about! We have a choice to live according to fear, or we can live in reverence to what God has promised and reach Him to reach others.
Women want to see the model of a real man! Gentlemen it takes more than being a good man to make others a consistent part of your life. What do you want them to see when they think about you?
Let us choose righteousness, and not a personal religious battle.
Amen Todd!!! Really proud of you!! - Becca :)
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