How do you measure strength as a man, and where do you draw the line between balancing it and misusing it? Abuse strength and you’re projecting a macho persona to fulfill your own agenda. Lack in strength and you become so passive that it becomes a weakness where you refuse to take responsibility or lead in the way God calls you.
If you’re trying to walk the path to become a true and Godly man, you need to find this balance. In that just-right point on the spectrum, you can realize God’s purpose in you. The bible teaches you to balance physical strength with courage, and to allow God’s spirit to strengthen you through your weaknesses.
"But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong." (ESV)
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Having the courage to hold back in the face of difficult situations and not exerting force will allow you to balance and build strength within yourself and understand that certain circumstances are not for you to control or handle.
When you reach the point in life where you’re planning for or raising a family, you want to be aware of the type of person you are modeling for your son or daughter. Embracing the strength God gave you to serve other people gives you the opportunity to model the way of Jesus.
Jesus used his strength with compassion to serve, love, and care for people in his life. We want our boys and girls to grow up respecting one another, serving others, and fulfilling God’s purpose for them, too.