A Double-Barrelled Man of God
“But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, meekness. Fight the good fight of the faith; lay hold to the eternal life, to which you were called and have confessed the good confession before many witnesses.” 1 Timothy 6:11-12
Who am I? Everyone asks themselves this question at some point in their life. For me the answer is simple, I’m a man of God. I don’t just give myself to the Lord, I give my whole being; everything that I was, am and will be with all my energy to Him. A God-man is one who flees from sin, pursues righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and meekness; fights the good fight, lays hold to the eternal life and confesses the good confession before many people. A God-man is what every Christian should be with every fibre of their being and a God-man is what I am. However this wasn’t always the case.
As a relative newcomer to the Lord’s recovery I didn’t live according to 1 Timothy 6:11-12. I would even go as far as to say that most of the time I was ashamed of the gospel; but that all changed when I went on the blending trip to California. Meeting the saints and attending the trainings opened my eyes to what a God-man should be.
“Let no one despise your youth, but be a pattern to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” 2 Timothy 4:12
To become a man of God I had to look to Christ and let Him perfect me, teach me, convict me, correct me and instruct me. I had to let go of my pride and shame and believe that even at my young age the Lord could and would still use me. I could still be a pattern to the believers.
27 September 2011