Thursday, November 9, 2017

When Women Are Vulnerable

Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.    
Let all that you do be done in love.  1 Corinthians 16:13

One morning at the pool where I swim the ladies were trying to figure out how to swim around the man who continually strayed into their lane. The man did not care that he irritated them. When they spoke to me about it later, I tried to encourage them. Then it hit me—no woman should have to fight for her rights. It is unnatural. Instead, the man was created to be her defender, protector, warrior, and provider. But from the fall it has not been so.
Adam failed to protect his wife: “She took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.” Adam was with Eve or close by. And yet he did not protect her when she was tempted to disobey God. Then she gave Adam the fruit, and he ate it too. Adam failed to man up!
How about you, brother? Are you protecting the women in your life? How? Pray for them. Pray with them. Share relevant truth (promises) with them when they are tempted to doubt God’s love, when they are vulnerable to fear about finances, or they are discouraged about the children.
Whatever the ladies are facing, they should not have to fight for certain things alone, or at all. They need you to man up. Lead! Speak up. Don’t let pornography, your job, or your hobbies rob you of your spiritual power to protect the woman or women in your life. Choose godly men to befriend and learn from them how to protect women. Men learn how to be men from other men. Ask God to help you be strong and act like a man!