Men were designed to lead. Lead their families. Lead in their work. Lead in their community. God built us to be explorers, achievers, workers, and trail blazers. Currently culture would have you believe that boys are not supposed to grow up until they are the ripe old age of 35. Culture is also painting men to either be the butt of many jokes or lazy when it comes to leading in our homes. In the work place, it tells us that we have to be narcissistic and power hungry to survive. We watch these TV shows and slowly men start to believe that this is ok or how it is supposed to be. At church, we flip a switch to present ourselves as if we have everything in perfect order, even if presenting ourselves that way compounds the issues we are having behind closed doors. We are creating multiple personas between work, home, and church. It is exhausting and ineffective. Often times, it also creates a false sense that we can control our life and only seek God’s help in times of desperation. As Skye Jethani puts it in his book With, we consume “from God” only when we feel we need him.
The verse that we will discuss in detail this year is 1 Corinthians 13:11-13:
When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Come join us September 11th at Base Camp at 6:30 a.m. in Student Center South as we discuss being Kingdom Men on Mission.