Some men simply will not address the issue. The issue that is so big, boastful, and obvious that everyone else sees it …
You were made out of the dirt, molded from the clay, and that’s also where you are called to return. Sometimes a man needs to get back out into the dirt and play as he did when he was a child.
The plane was banking for the final approach into Tulsa International airport as I returned to my ancestral roots for a 24-hour …
We are doomed to repeat the failed patterns of life if we do not discover the truths of authentic manhood. Insecurities will overwhelm us if we do not gain the confidence that comes from purpose. To become an authentic man means that we need to find the original intent of manhood.
So how about it—are you an authentic man? Really? When did that happen? When did you decide that you were a man? Who told you, and who gave you the rite of passage to manhood?
For every mile of road there are two miles of ditch. Extremes are exaggerations or over-emphasis of a truth. You can be in error simply by emphasis. I have noticed that some men either are overly confident, even arrogant or they are insecure, not thinking enough of themselves at all. In both cases, the extremes cause the error.
To be an authentic man means that you must decide to step out of mediocrity and into a more dignified and determined level of living. If it were easy, most men would do it. Obviously it’s not easy. In fact, you will find that you are opposed at every turn. As a FivestarMan, you are going against the flow of modern culture. You are resisting the impulse of compromise. You must put your shoulders back, bow up, and be willing to face the challenge head on.
The inhabitants of the “current age” are unprincipled. Their rules are not established, they’re adaptable when necessary. They make alliances on the basis of seizing power, not ideological loyalty. The current age defines their words to suit them rather than using the standard of definition.
The last forty years has wreaked havoc on authentic manhood. The feminization of men is displayed in a constant barrage of media imagery. Almost every male represented on television is a metro-sexual pretty boy or a sloven buffoon. Every reality show has to have its token effeminate male. It’s embarrassing. Thankfully, there is a grassroots movement in our culture to resurrect authentic manhood. It’s called FivestarMan.
Cornelius, the first Gentile convert to Christianity, was a very strong man. A man’s man. Many scholars believe Cornelius was the same Centurion who first approached Jesus on behalf of a dying servant.