We’ve been researching the reasons that hinder men from taking the leadership role which God created for them. These are not reasons not to lead, but rather simply a list of challenges that we need to seek God’s assistance with overcoming to become the husbands that He created us to be.
1)Many times men did not see a good leadership modeled while growing up
2)A husband’s leadership role is not taught because it might come across as male chauvinism
3)Some husband’s are lazy and would rather relinquish it to their wives
4)Some husbands simply give up when their wives challenge them for the leadership of the home as their wives remind them of all their poor decisions in the past
So – where do we start?
We start with God’s word. Paul the apostle made it absolutely clear that the husband must take the leadership in his home when he wrote to the Ephesians. He commanded: “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything” (Eph. 5:22-24). The word head in this passage means the chief or responsible one. Paul clearly stated the principle of a husband’s responsibility to lead his wife. Furthermore, Paul used the example of Christ as the head over the church so we would all compare our actions with His. If you want to be a follower of Jesus, then look to Him as the ultimate example of what true male leadership should look like.
Tomorrow – we will start with what does it mean to take this position in your home.
Be Strong. Act Like Men.