Good Man's Not Hard To Find (continued)
by Shellie R. Warren
I read through the quotes on men, I doubt any man is being
"helped" by them:
"Women have many faults, but men only have two: everything
they say and everything they do." -Unknown
"Of course God made men before women, you always make
a rough draft before the final masterpiece." -Unknown
"The average woman would rather have beauty than intelligence
because the average man can see better than he can think."
"Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs."
"Women who seek to be equal to men lack ambition."
"The only difference between men and boys is the cost
of their toys." ~Author Unknown
"Men are like tile floors, lay them right the first
time and you can walk all over them for life." -Unknown
"God must love stupid people.....that's why he created
sooo many men!" -Unknown
"Men are like a fine wine. They start out like grapes,
and it's our job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark
until they mature into something you'd like to have dinner
with." ~Author Unknown
"The more I see of men, the more I like dogs."
~Madame de Stal
"Men are like a deck of cards. You'll find the occasional
king, but most are jacks." -Laura Swanson
"Men are like parking spaces. All the good ones are
taken and all the other ones are handicapped." -Unknown
"If I were a girl I'd despair. The supply of good
women far exceeds that of men who deserve them." -Robert
"Whatever women do they must do it twice as well as
men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult."
And these didn't even make a dent in the long list of sites
which advertised such negativity. Sorry ladies but I would
venture to say that many men are not acting as they are
supposed to because there are many women who are not acting
as there are supposed to as well. Just look at the definition
of the word 'help':
To give assistance to; aid; to contribute to the furtherance
of; promote; to ease; relieve; to change for the better;
Which brings me to the Scriptures for today. If you are
a woman and you have resolved that "men are no good",
"men cannot be trusted" and (God forbid) "men
are dogs", based on these verses, guess who has created
this reality---who has attracted such beings into her space---guess
who too is out of line?
I believe that God stresses the power of words because
He created so many things just from speaking. We are made
in His Image and so we too, have the same power. If you
want to create a better environment with your husband, your
boyfriend, your father, your brother, your co-worker, your
pastor, your friends---even your ex-husband or people whom
you deal with on a "less than intimate basis"
(and granted there are extenuating circumstances in some
cases), put more faith in what you say and less in what
they do. Many of our relationships are on its deathbed,
because we put them there with our mouths.
A male friend of mine once shared with me an insight that
I hold dear; men and women have the same emotions; however,
women often react, while men choose not to. If this is indeed
true (and I trust it to be so), then I am surprised that
many more men are not much worse off. I know how much words
have hurt me and how much of a battle I have had to endure
to mend those wounds. I know how various insults, casual
jokes and harsh criticism has affected how I see myself
and how I treat others---how such cruelty almost killed
my spirit. Why should I be surprised that it would not do
the same thing for someone else? Which is what the Word
says will happen when you speak negativity---it can indeed
I want more for men than that.
I want men to be strong leaders and role models, responsible
husbands and fathers, good friends and companions---and
so, I am going to make a conscious effort to speak things
into their lives that will assist them, promote them, relieve
them...change them for the better.
I am going to do just what God wants me to do...I'm going
to HELP THEM.
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