Monday, 21 January 2019

Who is a Man?


(This article is for YOUNG MEN who do not know what it is to be a man and for them to become all that God wanted them to be and to also guide LADIES in what to look out for in a man) 
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She asked me this question and this is the answer I gave her after my findings. 
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A man can be defined in so many ways, it depends on the angle you're coming from.
1. Physically, he's someone with a masculine look and without a protruded breast like females; 
2. Financially, he's got more cash at hand and in the bank; 
3. Mentally, he's smart and thinks logical; 4. Spiritually, he can pray and kabash very well;
5. Sexually, he can go ten rounds in bed and drive his woman wild, making her an Oliver Twist; 
6. Emotionally, he is stable and doesn't cry even if the situation warrants such. 
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Aren't these definitions good? 
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But to get a better understanding of who a man is, let's see what His Creator had in mind when He was creating him. 
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In Genesis 1:26 (KJV) translation, 
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"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth".
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Before the woman was extracted from man and afterwards, man is the image of God. Man is made in God's likeness. Man is created to have dominion over everything on earth just like God. Man is God's representative on earth. 
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Far from it should a man's definition be limited to sex, his physique, finances or whatever the world says. The world doesn't create man but God. A man should live up to God's expectation and not to the world or his own definition. 
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To be a man is to be God's image, that is, a man should be a reflection of God in appearance and in likeness, he should be like God in faith, love, spirit, purity, word and conduct. 
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If the above seem to be complex, then a man should be a KING and a PRIEST. Adam was. A king rules and exercises his dominion in his kingdom. A king is not domineering but he rules and leads in love. A priest must be able to commune with the god he worship. A king without a priest cannot exercise authority. 
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It is the priesthood of man that enables him to have dominion. When men are not connected to God, they enforce their way as rulers instead of transformational leaders. 
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With all these, a man that's in Christ is a king and a priest, then in marriage, he becomes a husband and prior to marriage or afterwards, he's a father (positively and eternally influences people for God). 
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Any man that's not in Christ, no matter how successful he is, is a slave. He's either a slave to sin, self or the god of this world. And no matter how smart he is, he cannot relate with God. 
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A man is also a person that has discovered God's purpose for his life and he's fulfilling it. Adam did. John the Baptist did (John 1:19-23). Jesus knew (John 18:37). If you're a man then you must have discovered God's purpose for your life and you're doing something about it. 
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Life doesn't begin for a man because he's living, a man lives when he has an understanding of why God has created him and he's living out that purpose. 
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Ladies, hear this, if you are looking for a man, don't just look for someone who will make you smile, flatter you, pamper you, give you money or care for you. All these are good but they are not the best for you. Look for a man that will help you become all that God wanted you to be and he's already fulfilling God's purpose for his life. 
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Look for a man that's doing something for God who you can be his suitable help meet. But you must have an eye that can see. Don't just wear contact lens, have insight. Don't just make up your face, have an enlightened mind. 
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If all that you're looking for in a man is how tall, dark, rich, handsome and caring he is; you're a goner. He can have all these qualities but your marriage will be boring and without impact. In fact, he'll abuse your purpose in marriage. 
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Marriage is not just for sex, procreation or companionship, marriage is designed for the fulfillment of God's purpose on earth where two persons work together to achieve this. 
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Are you a man? Is the cause you are living for God's or for what you can get out of life? 
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To be a man is not just to be successful, handsome, wealthy or influential, to be a man is to be a king and a priest. To be a man is to become who God wants you to be on earth, not who you want to be or who the world wants you to be. 
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Are you a man? I beseech you to examine your life now so that you can live and not just exist. 
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© Oluwamayowa Adeniyi.

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