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Men need to fight for what they love

Most of us have lost a lot in life. As kids we get picked on and we lose our sense of safety. As teenagers, we get acne and lose our clear skin. As adults, we may lose our jobs or our homes or even our families. And as we get older, we lose our good looks and eventually our health.   But …
By Seth Barnes
working sunsetMost of us have lost a lot in life. As kids we get picked on and we lose our sense of safety. As teenagers, we get acne and lose our clear skin. As adults, we may lose our jobs or our homes or even our families. And as we get older, we lose our good looks and eventually our health.
 
But that’s just the beginning; under such an onslaught, we can begin to lose our hope. We can begin to see ourselves as losers. We may lose our way in life and lose our connection to God.
 
And if we ever have designs on getting it back, the enemy of our souls will
contend with us for it. If, for example, you’ve lost relationships with family members, it will cost you to get them back. Your fight won’t be with your fists – you’ll have to pray. You’ll have to humble yourself. You’ll have to pay a price.
 
Jesus tells us that the kingdom of God is costly. We have to be prepared to fight. Traditionally men especially have had the role of protecting the family. But the problem in our modern society is that we neuter our men and ask our women to do the fighting. We turn men into couch potatoes content to watch others fight on TV.
 
Danny Stinson wrote a blog asking men the question: What are you fighting for?

What
is your cause? What drives you? What gets you up in the
morning? What makes your heart come alive? What
is God calling you to spend your warrior passions on? Your calling, your
battle must come from the Lord.
Maybe you are meant to fight for time
with God. Maybe you are meant to fight for your
friends. Maybe you are meant to
fight for your wife. Maybe you are
meant to fight for the truth of what God says about you. Whatever the
calling, once you decide
to step out, that yearning from deep
inside
your soul will come alive.

 

Why
do we men love great battle movies? Why do we love to watch Gladiator,
Braveheart, 300? Each movie speaks to the warrior inside
of us. Each movie stirs our
spirits to step off the sideline and into the fight. They give us a
taste of the freedom living out how we were
created. I
don’t want to wander through life anymore. I don’t want to be passive
and allow years to pass, and then
look back on those years and think to myself, “Oh what could have been.” I
want to be a warrior, a fighter
everyday of my life.

 

What are you fighting for?

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