Hey brother , how have you been? I hope, blessed going out and blessed coming in. I was sitting in the beauty shop falling asleep under the hair dryer. When I heard some sisters conversating my ears were on fire. They were talking about their men, their lovers, and boyfriends.. and I concluded SINGLE MEN CARRY THE COLOURS …….
In the battlefield of life. Responsibility can be seen as one’s duty. Faith is a prerequisite of duty. That’s why duty is never about doing things out of guilt. A MAN oriented to duty recognizes that nothing of consequence gets done unless someone puts himself on the line. In an age where men avoid responsibility like it’s a polyester leisure suit, a SINGLE MANwho is grace-motivated and duty-bound can make a difference in this world.The man carrying the colors is included in the battle plan of life .
- He knows his objective, and is to press on toward that objective with all diligence.
- He musn’t get caught up in the fray or turn back.
- He must lead on toward the goal. He is the focus of the advance.
- He must make all the troops fall in behind him. At the same time, he is the focal point of attack, for the enemy knows that if the colour-bearer is cut down, his fellow troops would be routed in confusion
- When Facing the battles of life and unable to defend himself or retreat, this (SINGLE MAN)colour-bearer knows that he is the source of hope in battle. When the banner is lost, hope is lost. But as long as the banner is flying, there is reason to continue the fight.
Between the physical fear of going forward and the moral fear of going backward, there is a predicament of exceptional awkwardness.”SINGLE BROTHERS, this “exceptional awkwardness” is real to you, I am sure. The fight can seem overwhelming, and tangible reward for the effort can seem scarce. Resolve is the faith that keeps you moving even when the fog of battle overwhelms you. Jesus had resolve it in going to the Cross. Paul had resolve in pressing on toward the goal. Resolve looks ahead. Resolve is clear-eyed, level-headed, sober-thinking. It is fueled by the burning reality that service in this life is the only battle that matters, and that God himself has placed you in it.No retreat, no surrender, no reserve.”
God made you a man for a purpose. Inherent in your masculinity is a call to step forward, not simply to take the flag, but first to ask for it and reach toward it. Masculinity is the raw material of leadership in God’s government, but you don’t need to wait for a tap on the shoulder to express your innate leadership call. You can lead by influence and example. If you are not being trained to lead, get your Bible out and train yourself.
SINGLE SISTERS are always looking for men to step out in leadership in areas such as purity, discernment, decisions, and godly conversation. Like Nehemiah, the only things you need to make a real impact are a willingness to sacrifice, the faith to do your duty, and resolve to finish the task.A man oriented to duty recognizes that nothing of consequence gets done unless someone puts himself on the line. Nehemiahwas broken-hearted about the desolation of Jerusalem, but what set him apart was that he did something about it. It involved risk and hardship, but he saw that the occasion needed a MAN . He sought the Lord, heard God’s call, and did his duty.
Are you looking for fresh challenges in God, or are you bunkered down in survival mode? In an age where men avoid responsibility like it’s a polyester leisure suit, a SINGLE MANwho is grace-motivated and duty-bound can make a difference in this world.
Unless you can point your finger at the man who is responsible when something goes wrong, then you have never had anyone really responsible.The beauty of God’s way is that whether your singles group is counted by the hundreds or by the handful, you can be a compelling example of the richness of biblical manhood if you embrace your distinctive call.
Brothers, carry the colours
God bless you