Sigh ... so true, so true.
I would dare to even say we need men to exceed King David's legacy!
One man living with the consequences of adultery and murder should be enough for all men to learn from.
(It should also be enough to recognize how abundant God's grace is for Him to still call an adulterous murderer, "a man after My own heart." So if you've messed up or struggling. Get up. Leave the sinful crap behind and start walking again in Jesus' name. You've been redeemed!)
Don't worry guys, I'm not hating on you without recognizing that women have our own issues to work out too.
We all have got to WAKE UP and STEP UP
and live out the purpose... the original intent... we were given.
So many of us go around whining about how nobody really knows what it means to be a man or a woman so we can't really do anything about it and blah, blah, blah...
Or what's worse, some don't even think about it! Men and women alike just go with the flow of whatever they see/hear/watch or are taught and never stop to ask questions.
And some just shrug. Wallowing in his or her own despair, s/he thinks, "My father/mother was never there to teach me how to be a wo/man. I'll always be swallowed in this struggle."
I don't know how much of a difference there is between seeking to discover gender identity and seeking wisdom...
And guess what?! God LOVES when we ask for wisdom!! So much so that He will give it freely if we have faith.
Why would we have to ask God?
Hm, I don't know, maybe because He created us.
He is the only one that knows the complexity of our wiring because He is the Inventor of man.
If you want to know how something works, ask the one who built it! Right?
There is so much freedom, security, comfort, and joy in letting God teach us. By allowing Him to be our teacher, we can be restored to our authentic definition. While seeking wisdom, we will realize that the wisdom God bestows ushers us into true masculinity or femininity.
We were made for Him; we were made for each other.
Not to dominate each other, but to complement and support one another.