We are Being Sought
“Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?” – Genesis 3:8-9
Did you notice that it said in the verse: “The Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”
God didn’t look for Eve. God was looking for Adam. Why?
Because men are supposed to be in charge. The buck stops with us.
Men are responsible for the Earth and everything in it.
We are responsible for our work and career and business.
We are responsible for our wives, our children, our household.
We are responsible for our disciples, our followers, our students in the faith.
Men, in the end, God is going to look for you and me. What are you doing to make sure that when the time comes, you’re going to stand up and say: “Here I am, Lord. What can I do for you?”
The Myth of Laying Low
There is a myth that’s eating up the men in our day and age. It’s this: That if I “lay low and pass the ball to my wife or to other people, I won’t ever get blamed for anything.”
It’s a deep pit to fall into. That mindset gives you a false sense of safety and blamelessness.
Here’s the truth: You are never blameless. The people in your circle of influence are there because you have a part to play.
Laying low and burying your talents and influence in the ground is not only lazy and immasculine, it is wicked.
It’s much like what the servant in Jesus’ parable did to his master’s talent:
“So I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.’’- Matthew 25:25
The servant played it safe – a war might happen, the economy may go down, the market might fluctuate – so why don’t I just go and take your talent and bury it on the ground?
This looks like a nice, conservative stand – until his master found out:
“His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed?” – Matthew 25:26
Where are the real men?
They’re out there – making sure their talent, influence, resources, relationships, and everything entrusted to them by their Master is being put to great use: Furthering the kingdom and the glory of their King.
Won’t the real men please stand up?
The world direly needs you.