Jeff Weddle writes:
The whole notion of giving up your will for someone else seems very weird to us. Seems impossible even. But the notion is that of love–giving up your will for someone else’s. The problem with “love” is that it sounds very sissy like. “Love is for girls.”
It is a definite manly desire to have adventures, to do new things, to take risks and be a rebel, not always following the way of everyone else. That’s manhood in a nut shell. Love–giving up your will for that of another–fulfills all of that. If we were to carry out love as the Bible defines it, we would live a life of constant adventure, never knowing what is next, not following the way of the world which is to do your own thing for your own reason. Doing another’s will is actually rebellious in our age!
If you don’t believe me that “love” is a masculine word and action, take a look at 1 Corinthians 16:13,14, “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.” Verse 13 sounds manly and rugged, but what’s up with 14? How does love fit? I just told you!
It’s time we redefine Love and take it out of the wishy-washy feminization it has undergone. Biblical Love is an adventure and can be carried out with anyone at anytime. If no one is there, then love your Lord!
Written by Jeff Weddle; Blog: anti-itch meditation