Now the days of David drew near that he should die, and he charged Solomon his son, saying: “I go the way of all the earth; be strong, therefore, and prove yourself a man. And keep the charge of the Lord your God: to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His judgments, and His testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn; that the Lord may fulfill His word which He spoke concerning me, saying, ‘If your sons take heed to their way, to walk before Me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul,’ He said, ‘you shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel. (1 Kings 2:1-5 NKJV)
This morning while I was sitting at one of my favourite coffee shops having some solitary time, I was interrupted by one of my high school teachers called Mr Justine Murana. All those who went to Mwiri in our times know he was such a timid but very resourceful man, especially in the subject of Economics. When he saw me, he was very happy, came and hugged me twice! Then we exchanged business cards and started updating each other on what’s going on in our lives. I told him about the business and the church we had started and how God had been good to us. I also told him about Harvest Institute and how we are determined to raise servant leaders to build and lead this country.
Then he reminded me how my former secondary school, Busoga College Mwiri has the saying; ‘Mwiri produces men and results.’ This got me thinking; am I a man? I’m not talking about being a male. Am I a REAL MAN? Who is a real man? What does he look like? How does he behave? I also started thinking about results. Am I producing any results? (I’m not talking about my children…Lol!) What results am I producing? What do I have to show for my 37 years of existence? When my heart beats eventually stop and I go to rest with my forefathers, will this world miss me? What will be my legacy? Will I leave any disciples behind? How about you? Are you a man? Let’s keep talking.