I am fully aware that I am not a Christian man. However, I asked my husband about how a Christian man should change. It’s very interesting that you, as a Christian man, should read this. And, if you are a Christian woman, you are most welcome to read this article and share it with your male friend or husband.
7 Things Christian Man Should Change
- Money. 50% of Christian men are obsessed with money in order to avoid stress from his marriage, job, or – Men’s Ministry. For example, one Christan man says that he is compulsively obsessed with financial things and that he wouldn’t able to stop counting the money. The reason why he does continue to do is to make him feel “better” about himself and to attempt to protect himself so he doesn’t become homeless. Would you want to be like that way forever? If you or your friend want to change and seek professional help, you need to ask God for His help. He will lead you to the right path. Jesus said in the gospel it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money” (Luke 16:13).
- Temptations. More than a million of the Christian men have bad temptations such as drinking habits, sexual temptation, food temptation, vaping, and other temptations in the cause of being overly and emotionally curious and of feeling good about themselves. Another reason is that they like to “escape” from any stressful situations including an argument with others. For example, two Christian men admit that they are still having sexual temptations in order to run away from any personal conflicts. “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak” (Matthew 26:41).
- Negligence. Some men have spiritual ignorances in the cause of falling into the sinful temptations of being overly busy. Some men may not think of spending quality time with their family or participating in the Men’s Fellowship in that they lack getting spiritual support from others. (Sorry, this is true.) God wants men to think carefully and focus on their spiritual relationship with Him. “Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth” (Proverbs 10:4).
- Success. Some Christian men pridefully focus on the success of making money quickly or are pushed to getting rich fast. Yet, they are easily failing. Responsibility, faithfulness, wisdom, commitment, and dedication are the five keys to taking adequate time to build success. “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans” (Proverbs 16:3).
- Pride. Some men act way too conceited; however, God wants them to show their attitude of humility and gratitude. You, as a Christian man, might start to act humbly and walk with God. “And what does the LORD your God require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8).
- Idolatry. Achievement, self-image, power, and self-interest are among the popular idols that men deal with in the world. It’s all right to reach these goals for them, but – if you have an opening place to be devoting commitment to God, it may lead to more trouble. While your heart reaches out to these idols instead of following the Will of God, you become a puppet in your own life. God is a jealous God in that He wants all of our attention on Him first and foremost, because that is the reason for our creation. “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry” (Colossians 3:5).
- Lust. Some Christian men have some “lustful” things such as wanting to do something outside of Christian life. That hypocrisy leads to spiritual confusion, it will eventually drag you away from God. For example, one Christian man wants to go to the night club and dance with a woman that makes him feel “good”. Both soul and heart are very important to God, not how a Christian man represents himself to others by a worldly standard. Your inspiration should be in acceptance to God. It is better to stand alone and be judged by the world than to stand with the world and be judged by God. Jesus said if a man looks at a woman with lust in his heart, he has already committed adultery by His standards. (or vice versa) “For everything in the world-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world” (1 John 2:16).
If you are looking for an article on how a Christian woman should change, check out this article.