by: Creflo Dollar
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of homes headed by single mothers has risen from 3 million to 10 million since 1970. Although these statistics only represent U.S. figures, these numbers are similar all over the world.
This is the most fatherless generation this world has ever seen. As a result, it’s been on my heart to minister specifically to men. Men, where are you? Children need you to stand up and take an active role in your homes, communities, and churches.
God has put men in a very fundamental position. We are the leaders of the household; therefore, it’s up to us to establish the course of this nation beginning with our own families. Marriages are breaking up and children are fatherless because too many men act irresponsibly. All too often, men allow their manhood to be defined by the media, instead of the Word of God, and it’s destroying our families.
For years, society has distorted the definition of manhood. Having certain male body parts defines you as a male, but it does not make you a man. Being a man requires facing the truth about who you are, and changing those things you know need changing. Many of you are great husbands, fathers, and mentors, and for that, I applaud you. However, this article is directed to the men who aren’t living up to their full potential.
My objective in addressing these issues is not to condemn you; instead, I want to encourage you to be a real man, not just for your families, churches, and communities, but also for yourself. If you’re falling short, ask God to help you make the necessary adjustments and get back on track. Recommit yourself to God, and allow Him to guide you into success.
Real men fellowship with God and understand that He is the source of their life. Consider this: God blew His very breath into you. You’ve got His spirit and power inside you, so don’t hide under excuses and negativity. This generation needs you—your families, neighborhoods, and churches need you!
It’s time to take a look within. Will you judge yourself? Are you willing to sacrifice? If not, your children will suffer. While I’ve seen many women successfully raise children, it’s not God’s perfect design. God’s design includes the man as the head of the family. Now, is the time for the real man to stand up! Will you be one of them?
Scriptures References: Hebrews 10:24, 25, Ephesians 5:23, Ephesians 3:9, Romans 12:1, 2
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