Becoming a Knight in the Modern World
by Michael Specht
by Mark Hart
Have you ever stopped to consider why God made you a man and not a woman?
Think about it. Men and women are equal but far from the same.
So why did God decide - in His perfect wisdom - that you would be a boy and not a girl? Why would God do that? Was it just a "random" decision or did God have a reason behind the decision?
God creates with a purpose. We might not always understand the purpose, but that doesn't mean He doesn't have one. There's a reason He created you male and not female. He created the two sexes, after all. And while the sexes are complementary, they are different - and that difference is huge. It speaks to more to more than what bathroom you should use or what clothes you should wear... the difference affects every facet of your life, because what you are called to do in this life is linked to who God created you to be - a man!
As you face your teenage years and advance toward young adulthood, you need to stop and consider this question, "Why did God make me a man?" and "what is His plan for me personally?"
God made you a man, yes... but the type of man you turn out to be is entirely up to you. Are you going to be a true man - heroic and courageous and self-controlled, or are you going to live like a little boy during your adult years - immature, reactive and self-involved?
One of the reasons the modern world is in such bad shape is that there is an identity crisis... people don't know who they are and many don't stop to consider who God designed them to be. Many men are failing to live like true men; many never really grow up - and when men act like boys, the world is in trouble.
Throughout history, however, when dark times arose, heroic men stood up and acted selflessly. Nations rallied together, countries fought against evil and kingdoms were saved all because men protected and served others. When power is used properly, good things happen. When used improperly, people are in trouble.
God gave you strength, yes... but how you use that strength says a lot about the kind of man you are. Will you use your strength and manhood to protect others - especially women - or to promote yourself?
God is calling you to something amazing - to live a truly heroic life - a life for others. Will you accept that call? Will you become all that God had designed you to be?
If the answer is, "Yes," then turn this page... a life of adventure awaits you!