MANHOOD thru Discipleship/Apprenticeship

Manhood thru Discipleship/Apprenticeship

Not wanting to ever submit to another man is not a sign of strength. It’s a sign of mental weakness, woundedness, and fatherlessness.

We should be able to submit to one another in the fear of God. Why? Because everyone has a gift from God that should be feared:
Ephesians 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another IN THE FEAR OF GOD.

You should be able to follow someone as they follow Christ:
1 Corinthians 11:1-2
[1]Be ye FOLLOWERS OF ME, even as I also am of Christ.
[2]Now I praise you, brethren, that ye REMEMBER ME IN ALL THINGS, and keep the ordinances, AS I DELIVERED THEM to you.

Anyone who is younger should be able to submit (come under the mission) of the older person. No matter the age, or the position, we should all look for opportunities to serve one another:
1 Peter 5:5
Likewise, ye YOUNGER, SUBMIT YOURSELVES UNTO THE ELDERS. Yea, all of you BE SUBJECT ONE TO ANOTHER, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

DISCIPLESHIP AKA APPRENTICESHIP IS THE WAY OF THE KINGDOM!

The reason why submission and servanthood is so important in the Kingdom is because the BEST and most COMPLETE WAY to learn anything is through guided experience and training, aka apprenticeship.

Jesus’s Disciples were Submitted, Disciplined and Trained in the life skills of Jesus like an Apprentice. Discipleship is Apprenticeship!

Honoring, following, serving and submitting to a physical person in their area of expertise, experience, and authority is basic common sense to someone who had a father in the home OR to someone who has been healed from fatherlessness and has a healthy attitude towards authority.

There is a fatherless generation that thinks they can learn everything from a channel or a screen. They heap up absent teachers because they don’t want to submit to the actual discipline of apprenticeship: real life, sound doctrine, based on action (2 Timothy 4:3-6).

Everything significant that I have achieved in life came not from a book or a screen, but directly from actionable training from someone else.

I do get knowledge from books and videos – those things help – but the biggest RESULTS I see in business skills, technical skills, sport skills, and kingdom ministry come from DIRECT training from another man!

Permanent Humility and a Lifestyle of Discipleship/Apprenticeship doesn’t make you less of a man – it makes you MORE of a man!

Young Men: WORK WITH YOUR HANDS

Young Men of God: It’s CRITICAL to develop work skills in something that is PHYSICAL or TECHNICAL (agriculture, mechanical fields, engineering, property management, construction, health) in nature.

Why? Because when other fields of work (religion, finance, education, publishing, politics, media, entertainment) become CORRUPTED with DECEPTION, you will need something to fall back on to provide for your family WITHOUT compromise!

Ephesians 4:28
Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his HANDS the THING WHICH IS GOOD, that he may have to give to him that needeth.