The Brotherhood of the Second Cross was established on Father’s Day 2005 where 160 men stood before their wives and children to pledge themselves to purity, self-sacrifice, loyalty, and excellence. Today, hundreds more have joined the commitment.
What do you believe?
As a man, a husband, a dad, a leader, and whatever other hats you might wear, what do you believe in? The idea of the self-made man says that he trusts himself, that he operates with a reliance on what he can see, touch, and manufacture with his own two hands–and nothing else.
Strong men aren’t dependent on anything, or so the picture tells us. They pull themselves up by their own boot straps and don’t need any other fingers on those boot straps. I can do it by myself becomes I depend on myself after a few years of determined practice.
Is that really how it works? Is that what’s demanded of real men?
Truth is, the strongest of men find a strength greater than their own. They’ve encountered a few battles where their own weaponry proved insufficient. Yet, in those moments they have discovered something, actually Someone, is there to carry them forward.
It doesn’t take too many minutes perusing the Bible to find one of those supermen. They’re everywhere in that amazing book, men who discover that God is with them, that God is on their side, and that He’s not exactly a passive Observer. These are the men who fight daily battles in God’s strength, and they win extraordinary victories for their families and nation.
So what do you believe in? If you’re trying to be sufficient for each day’s challenges, you’re probably about to run into one you can’t manage–if you haven’t already. Just remember that your Creator didn’t design you to be at your best when you’re alone. He made you to need Him, and thankfully He wants to be there when you trust in Him.
Be a man who truly believes in God.