Calling All Godly Men (+video)

Here you are again, faced with a decision. Do you risk making things uncomfortable and awkward with your friends, even potentially becoming an outcast by standing up and choosing to defend that “loser kid” who keeps taking the brunt of the jokes? Or, do you choose to cowardly shrink to the back of the pack, narrowly escaping their ridicule and rejection had you come to his aid?

“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.– Matthew 6:33

Truth be told, godly men take action and risk people’s disapproval. They’re willing to rock the boat in a good way. Godly leaders hate apathy and passivity. They don’t stand by and watch others get picked on or avoid personal responsibility. They rise to the challenge and take it head on and lead the charge. They don’t wait for others to step up. No, they assume it’s their responsibility to lead while speaking out against sin. They don’t care if they’re alone in the crowd. They stand strong for righteousness out of honor and respect for God and what’s right, even in the midst of criticism. They’re like the ship’s captain who pushes his fleet ahead to take on the enemy, while dodging their bullets.

They humbly compare themselves to Christ instead of others. They don’t compare themselves to how they used to be in their past. They try to stay away from pride which only leads to a fall and failure. They realize how amazing it is to be used by God and remember to give all the credit back to Him. They are thankful to be used as His vessel. Pastor Rick Warren likes to say, “Don’t think less of yourself; think of yourself less.” Godly men often have people trying to glorify their leadership so they are careful to give credit where credit is due. They choose not to believe all the people’s praise and hype! A godly man keeps his eye on the Source where all things flow, God.

“Rather, you must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All glory to him, both now and forever! Amen.” – 2 Peter 3:18 (NLT)

So, the question begs to be asked, what kind of a man are you? Do you live for a higher purpose like a man of God should strive to do? Does righteous living and serving God take priority in your life? It does in the life of a godly man. Men, live with an eternal perspective and for a greater purpose. If you feel as if something is missing in your life and in your walk as a man of God, then re-examine your approach to life and your focus on our loving God. Only He can truly get ahold of your heart to change your life and help you to grow in wisdom, knowledge, and the grace of our Lord.

Godly men aren’t born, they’re developed!

Sincerely, with All of God’s Love for You,

Jeremy D. Pestor

 

 

 

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