Folks, your razor didn’t teach you how to be a man. And your razor company won’t teach how to be a better man or father.
No, I’m not jumping on any boycott bandwagon. I happen to believe that big companies do sometimes need to weigh in on issues. But it needs to be done in a way that does not blame only one population group for causing the issue. And it should be universally understood as an issue. Not just something that a few people think is an issue.
It is true that there does exist a population of overly aggressive men. That is true. And there is a pervasive poison in our society that pushes men toward unacceptable behavior of many forms.
Yet, overly aggressive people come in both masculine and feminine forms. That’s truth friends.
If every man in the world became a nervous pile of clean shaven flesh meat, there would still be a sizeable population of people who are overly aggressive.
You don’t have to go far into your Google search to find videos of fist fighting females.
The answer is to allow the Holy Spirit to guide you in your actions and thoughts. And any thoughts or actions contrary to the fruits of the spirit should be avoided.
Do man things. Act in manly ways. Don’t be a pushover, and if you are attacked be prepared to defend yourself. Just always make sure you are not the aggressor whether you are a man or a woman. Treat all people with respect and love your neighbor as yourself. Help protect those who are unable to protect themself. Give generously and without grumbling. Provide for your family physically, emotionally and spiritually.
And remember to allow your emotions to have a healthy outlet. Find a good friend to vent to and allow them to vent as well. Allow your gym time to be an outlet for reducing stress and frustrations.
Pray about fleshly temptations and find ways to keep yourself busy so you don’t focus on those desires. Tame your flesh. Go for a run, go lift weights, get on a bike, do something to focus your body on something other than the temptations that harm us and others.
Take care of yourself through meditating on God’s Word, doing Bible studies, reading books to help you understand your strengths and weaknesses, and then learn how to capitalize on those.
Doing this will help all of us to keep ourselves in alignment with who God wants us to be emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.
Galatians 5:22-26 NASB