I was at a church this weekend where there was a guest preacher. The women got involved in the praise and worship, they got behind the preacher in his ministry and worshipped the Lord. The men I noticed only came alive when it was their time to step into the pulpit and say something, When it came to worship the men were uninvolved apathetic, quiet and had an attitude.
The praise and worship leader discussed this with me and shared her frustration. She said 'how can they just sit there when God has done so much more us?' My reply, maybe they have yet to go through some junk in order for God to develop in them an appreciative spirit!' Secondly, men often have a pride issue when they dont have a platform they feel rejected and get an attitude. They only way a man can deal with this is to repent and if they cant see their need to repent then they cant see the pride that is causing them to exalt themselves before God!.'
I've seen pastors sit down in big chairs on the platform, while the rest of the church stand with lifted hands before God in worship. I've known a man who did not come to church because a woman was speaking, what's more that woman was his wife! I've seen men want to quit ministry because ministry is too tough for them and they are not getting the recognition they thought they deserve.
Men it's time to ask ourselves, why do we wan't attention? why do we want the platform? why do you want recongition and titles?. Why Can't a man just serve God for who he is, or have we got to have postion in the church in order to be extravagant in our praise?
Or is it a pride issue?
If so repent, you've made a god out of your title, your positon and your status. repent! repent while you are able to repent. For tomorrow your heart may be harder and your indifference stronger. Repentance is a sure way to promotion, while pride will bring ruin and destroy everything you've ever built.