Real Authentic Men

R.A.M.

The acronym R.A.M. stands for Real Authentic Men.  These are men who choose to pursue manhood and masculinity with all their heart.  Men who do not fall into stereotypes, status quo or accept what society would define as a man.  These men are not willing to settle and just get by in life.  These men are willing to stand up and follow Jesus as the model of true masculinity.

If you believe no such thing exists than let this be a challenge your beliefs and ideas. Satan seeks to destroy men and in doing so erodes God’s plan and design for men. Many young boys grow up either having had a poor example or none at all.

These men really do exist. I have met them, I am one and I have friends who are. Daily we strive to be an example of Jesus to others.  In this day and age it’s a radical idea and yet all men are capable of attaining it. This kind is by no means easy, but the rewards are more than you can imagine. I believe these standards are for all men, not just a select few.

Over the course of the last 3 years; I have studied, prayed and sought out wise men to gain a better idea of what qualities real Godly men posses.  Below is the list God provided me with.  As my oldest son is entering his teens I put together a booklet based on what God gave me so we can work on a true model of masculinity.  I’ve shared this on my Blog as well as friends and found the responses to be affirming.  This is something men need. I believe once men know their purpose, how God designed them and what he has called us to be will significantly impact this world. It does not matter what you do – a janitor, garbage collector, CEO or even a President all men should strive to be real authentic men.

Below is a comprehensive list I will be addressing.  I will elaborate on each specific one, sharing stories from my life as well as using quotes and passages of scripture to encourage and drive the point home.

God first in everything
Integrity
Honesty
Trustworthy
Servant Leadership
Hard Working
Justice not fairness
Gracious
Sincerity
Forgiveness
Boundaries
Emotional Control
Right Choices
Wisdom
Leads with love and destroys any parasites so they don’t take him away from the target
Knows what his calling/purpose in life is and follows it until God directs him otherwise.
Practices good health to live a long life

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