Spiritual Wimps

February 04, 2008

“He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity…” – 1 Timothy 3:4

Where are men the biggest wimps?

It often amazes me that men who are good athletes, or who pride themselves on hard work and self-reliance, are absolute wimps when it comes to fulfilling God’s calling of being the spiritual leader in the home. Many macho men are classic spiritual wimps in this area. They look at religion and church as mostly women’s stuff and often rely on the wife and mother to fill the void of spiritual leadership in the family. The guys simply wimp out.

But Scripture is clear. The father is to have this major responsibility. There is no doubt that a primary reason for the disintegration of the family is that so many men are spiritual wimps rather than spiritual leaders.

If you’re a husband or a father, stop wimping out on what it means to be a man in God’s eyes. Ask the Lord for guidance for what it means to be a spiritual leader. Come on men, rise to the challenge! The future of our land is depending on you.