(Photo by Selma Komisky)
Our Note to Guys: Historymakers
By Sarah and Selma Komisky
QUESTION: How do you want to encourage guys to be historymakers?
“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.”
– Micah 6:8 (ESV)
This is our prayer for you.
“In our current time of social distancing and lock down, I like a guy who still is strong in his faith, who doesn’t succumb and participate in the battle on social media of blame or conspiracies. Who still is responsible but keeps his faith at the forefront, and uses creativity to still offer hope to the lost.”
“Being a history maker takes purpose, courage, and the ability to go against what is often popular in today’s culture. Above all, it is being obedient to what you know God is calling you to do. Obedience is key.”
“I’d say try to ‘make history have a comeback’ back to the days when guys would hold the door open for a woman, instead of walking ahead of her. Offer their jacket when it gets cold (even if they say no, it’s still makes us feel good knowing you paid enough attention to offer). Get to know a woman and verbally ask her out if you are interested. I have nothing against online dating, but there’s just something about the romantic notions behind asking someone out that get lost behind a screen. And lastly, this goes for everyone reading this, take a chance and strike up a conversation with someone. Whether it be a friend you haven’t reached out to in a while, a parent you see every day but never have taken the time to sit with and talk to, or say thank you and have a brief conversation with the cashier as you’re waiting to checkout. This culture has lost the beauty of face to face interaction and I think that’s a piece of history that should make a comeback!”
“Do something you’re passionate about, whether that means by yourself or with a group of people. And do it for your own enjoyment – not to impress your ‘dream girl’ or ‘look tough.’”
“I would love for men to defy history by working on their communication. It’s never OK to ghost. Tell a girl how you feel with kindness but also be honest. We will honor and respect you more with a response than nothing at all. Confront and do it in a way with good intentions. You will go far.”
“Change starts with you. Making history means we are willing to look within and turn to the One who can deliver us. Change happens when we admit our need for God and our inability to change on our own. That makes history.”