Pray for Our Men!
It's something about seeing some men so caught up in looking like the world and trying to be accepted by the world and not rising above the things of the world because they have yet to take up the mantle God gave to them.
To think that they were created to be heads of households and to walk in the authority and power of God, only to see them compromise and walk in complacency and mediocrity. To see them shift from being bold, confident, and responsible men when it comes to how they are operating in the world, but growing silent, hiding in the shadows when it comes to the things of God. To see how pride has consumed the heart of a man so much that they would rather grow stagnant or regress instead of submitting to God and begin making progress... The idea that one could think they can coast through life claiming to be all in for Christ, yet not willing to be obedient and sacrifice their fleshly desires for Christ.
It's mind boggling how disconnected men who say they are believers seem to be... My only response is advising you to readjust your priorities. The same time, money, and "grind" put into accomplishing your goals, is exactly what needs to be invested in your relationship with Christ. You may even realize that the dream you've been chasing is not even God's desire for your life at all. I see so many women excited about the things of God and eager to go deeper, yet so many men treat going deeper as if they are becoming weaker.
The greatest stand a man can take is standing for Christ. Choosing to submit and make Christ a priority rather than just saying I'm a Christian because I pray, read, and go to church. Let's go deeper and try praying in the spirit, meditating, studying, and applying ALL of the word of God, and operating out of your spiritual gifts.
This, for sure, could be the case for women as well, but my heart is burdened for the men because too many God-fearing women are taking up the cross and running and too few men are leading the way.
Reveal yourself to men in a new way. May the eyes of their understanding be enlightened. I pray that they would receive wisdom and revelation and grow a hunger to go deeper into the things of You, Lord. I pray that all distractions whether it be people, a job, a goal, school, or task be removed, so that they can spend more time with you Lord. Lord, break every spirit of pride, lust, fear, and bitterness off of them in the name of Jesus. Awaken our men from their slumber and fill their hearts with your love creating an urgency to be the men you created them to be and to do the things you created them to do. Father God, I pray that you fill them with visions and dreams of you and the purpose you have for their life. Send laborers to speak into them and open their hearts, eyes, and ears to receive the words spoken. Lord, activate the gift of speaking in tongues, so that the power of the Holy Spirit would begin to manifest taking them to new heights in their walk with you. Help our men to be intentional with all their relationships making a foundation with you nonnegotiable. May being spiritual not be considered a weakness, but a strength that our men begin to crave. I pray that you raise up our spiritual fathers, so that they would begin to impart wisdom and knowledge into the sons who have gone astray. Lord I decree and declare all these things in Jesus name Amen!