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We see men that are turning away from leading the home, the church, etc. It’s time for us to step up to the plate and lead spiritually.
We are supposed to lead. It is God’s design. It is His proper order of headship.
We need to take this seriously, to be committed personally to Jesus Christ first of all… And to take our god-given responsibility in the home.
Be the godly person and leader that God called you to be.
When God brought Eve to Adam, He did not bring her to him to be his boss, to tell what to, to assume all the responsibilities—she was to be his cheerleader, his aid, his helper. Are we fulfilling that design that God created? Are you fulfilling that?
This is a headship order rooted in the creation itself.
Adam was created, placed in a garden, and given a command. THEN God created Eve. Who was responsible to tell Eve the command? I see in that garden experience Adam falling down on the job.
We do fail our wives. But when we do fail, there is a very simple remedy—“I’m sorry”. The Christian life is making peace with God, with our family when we fail.
Where are the men who will lead out? Who will mentor those that need it? Who will we reach out to?
We need to give discipline, leadership, encouragement. Our lives affect others in eternal ways. Our leadership or lack of it will affect more than we usually think about.
If we fall down on the job, almost always, the women pick up the slack. So if a husband is lacking in giving leadership, or discipline, usually the wife will take over it. When women assume the roles of men, the proper order of headship that was designed by God at creation is turned upside down.
When boys grow up in that sort of topsy-turvy home it affects them in work, in society, and so on, because they tend to buck authority.
God’s design for the family is for men to step up to the plate and lead. To lead out in the home, to lead out in godliness.
Scriptures: Genesis 2:7-25; I Corinthians 11:7-12; Ephesians 5:28-33; Genesis 3:6, Romans 8:14; Revelation 3:21