There are some men we meet on the street not knowing they have extra ordinary stories to tell and lives to show. These men are people I find to be:
- Morally and spiritually upright
- Intrinsically kind and compassionate to others
- Have humble hearts
- Have the greatest respect for the sanctity of marriage and family
- Full of wisdom** and possess common sense
**note that instead of putting intelligent, I wrote wise. There is a big difference between the two but I will write about that in a later post. Moving on…
Personally, it is very rare for me to admire and look up to a man. Very rare.
If ever I do, the men that I do look up to have one thing in common: they are morally upright.
Their lives are great testimonies of such convictions.
A part of me yearns to be ‘just like them’.
They say that strong women look up to stronger women. However, it can also be that men can inspire a great deal in women to be better and stronger as well. This is why men are called to be leaders of the family. Not in a domineering way as most Neanderthals conceive it to be, but moral leaders that women can admire and mimic.
A friend of mine and I were talking about the topic of efficient dating (also in another post). She mentioned that she would never date a man she didn’t look up to. I asked her, in what standard?
She mentioned strength of character. I made a quick assessment of myself: Do I have that kind of character to be worthy of such a person? Of such a man?
The simple answer was: I am still a work in progress. As a woman, I still have to develop my own character strengths to be worthy of him.
The best source for character development? The Holy Bible is a good place to start.
Amazing as it sounds but there is truth that everything else follows when a person is guided by scripture and prayer.
Never let a potential date convince you otherwise.