I AM A MAN

I am a man and I love it.

I don’t wear pink. I don’t own a sweater vest. I don’t listen to Clay Aiken, and I don’t like to chit-chat on the phone.

I am a man. I love the smell of diesel, the smell of a new set of tires and the smell of a backyard grill filled with burgers.

I am a man. I can get cleaned up, dressed and be gone in under 20 minutes. I can go to the restroom without 15 of my friends, and when it comes to taking a shower I’m perfectly content with only a bar of green deodorant soap.

I am a man. I’ve never been lost, eaten tofu, or felt the need to have a different pair of shoes for every outfit.

I am a man. I open the door for women. I bait my own hook, and I can always find a ballgame on television.

I am a man and I love it.

So what do you think God was trying to tell me when I read my Bible this morning, and one of my verses for the day was from Proverbs 14:12, “There is a way that seems right unto a man, but in the end it leads to death…”
(Comment of the Day: Darren said… “This just in… Trey Morgan reports that Ohio State University Coach Jim Tressel is in fact not manly due to the fact that he has never been seen without a sweater vest. WVU fans everywhere are burning their couches in agreement.”

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  1. westcoastwitness.com says:

    Why do you have to suck me in like that only to dash my dreams against the rocky shores of uncertainty?

    Nice picture, btw.

    If I were a professional wrestler, that’s who I’d hope to be.

  2. Matt H. says:

    Do you remember the “nutcracker”

    How manly was that, and tricking some of us into going!

    This may have something to do with it.

  3. TREY MORGAN says:

    HA HA Matt. Too funny a memory. I think I’ll blog about that soon. HA HA HA

  4. Dpcbb says:

    I am a man. I don’t paint my nails…

    I think God wants you to buy a sweater vest and more shoes. That could be a misinterpretation though.

  5. nick says:

    What’s wrong with me?

    I wear pink, and I wear Carhartt coveralls.

    I own sweater vests and a black powder rifle.

    I don’t listen to Clay Aiken (whew!) but I do read poetry for fun.

    I don’t like to chit-chat period, but I still cry when Shelby dies in Steel Magnolias.

    I love the smell of diesel and the smell of incense.

    I love the smell of a new set of tires, but I hate the oily mess that comes off of the backside of the old ones.

    I love grilling, but I love making quiche.

    I can roll out of bed and be in the car rolling towards church in 10 minutes; but I can spend 20 minutes looking for the right pair of argyle socks to match my shirt.

    I can’t go to the restroom WITH 15 of my friends (although somehow I survived the Army), and I hate the green soap. I like being Zestfully clean, though!

    I’ve been lost, but it took me about 3 days to figure it out. I’ve never eaten tofu (I hope), but there are warning signs about me at the local sushi bars.

    I don’t need a different pair of shoes for EVERY outfit… but I’m simply mad for argyle.

    I open the door for everyone, I love eating fish but am too ADHD to enjoy the process of catching them, and I cannot pick up a remote without looking for a game.

    I guess we need to keep checking our compass against the true north of Jesus, the manliest man who ever lived.

  6. Pastor David says:

    Trey, could it be He is saying this…

    Pr 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. KJV

    Pr 29:23 A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit. KJV

    Nah.. that’s always for others, right?

    Great post!

  7. DJG says:

    I am a woman….
    and except for wearing pink (rarely) and avoiding worms and fishing all of the things you listed are also true for me…..

    So really it is kind of meaningless…

  8. TREY MORGAN says:

    Shelby dies in Steel Magnolias? Nooooo, I didn’t know that!!! Sheesh, thanks for ruining that one for me Nick. :)

    All you guys are funny.

  9. Gallagher says:

    I guess becoming a man means eating lots of cereal so you can look like your picture?

    Hummmmm….I will stick with soup!

  10. Katherine says:

    Ha ha-I love the cereal comment 😉

    Hmmm…I am a woman and I don’t wear much pink, (I think you should definitely get a sweater vest!), don’t listen to Clay Aiken, and am also not a big phone chatter…nor do I particularly like to shop, love the smell of new tires (especially as they spin out and race past you at a NASCAR race) and LOVE watching football!

    What does that mean…I guess that just means I will make a great catch (I also like to cook!) 😉 Still waiting for that one…lol

    Great post-pretty amazing when Scripture can just humble you and hit you right between the eyes!!

  11. Darren says:

    This just in… Trey Morgan reports that Ohio State University Coach Jim Tressel is in fact not manly due to the fact that he has never been seen without a sweater vest.

    WVU fans everywhere are burning their couches in agreement.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Trey, That is possibly the best picture I’ve ever seen; I think I’ll use it as my desktop picture! As for Proverbs 14:12, I dont think God is trying to get us to stop baiting our own hooks, but he may be telling us to take longer in the shower. – Jon

  13. karin says:

    Who a man thinks he is and who God knows him to be, are most likely two different things.

    Love the picture!

  14. Soren says:

    I love all those manly things you mentioned. I’m with ya bro.

    But the Proverb should be interpreted that if you are a married manly man, always going with your manly instincts will most likely have dire consequences.

  15. Lance says:

    Maybe it means, don’t trust your heart but trust in what you know to be right? This is too odd. I just read this same verse two nights ago and was having the same mental debate.
    It takes you 20 min to get ready and be gone?

  16. Katy says:

    ” I don’t listen to Clay Aiken”

    Listening to someone with a great voice makes you less of a man?

    Who knew. I guess real men prefer the beer belching contests.

  17. Stoogelover says:

    Where did you get that picture of me?

  18. TREY MORGAN says:

    I love the comments.

    Also, I guess I should of metioned that I love “guy” movies and don’t watch many chick flicks.

  19. Katy says:

    “I guess I should of metioned”

    The proper usage is “I should have mentioned”.

    Guess real men don’t know grammar, either.

  20. TREY MORGAN says:

    LOL Katy

  21. Sonny says:

    How about this for men:

    If you show up to a social event wearing the same shirt as another man, that’s cool!

    You never have to read an instruction manual.

  22. penitentman says:

    Never say “never”… doing so may not mean you’ll have to eat tofu, but most likely you’ll end up eating your words. 😉

    -Mike

  23. Terry says:

    Is God trying to tell you to eat tofu or die? I hope not:0

  24. Rick Morgan says:

    Here is a good follow up to your verse in Proverbs 14:12, another proverb:

    Have you seen a man who seems to himself to be wise? There is more hope for the foolish than for him. – Proverbs 26:12

    Some wives probably love that verse.Some wives would agree with David that he is a worm not a man.

    Love to follow your blog

  25. Fillmycup says:

    I think it means that even God knows nothing good will ever come for a man that is “right”. Always do it the woman’s way!

  26. TREY MORGAN says:

    fillmycup – That’s the first good answer I have heard all day! LOL

  27. laymond says:

    Trey, should the manly man look more like, the pictures which represent Jesus, or the picture on your post.I see that picture more likely to represent what Paul looked like, that could be the reason he said,

    “1Cor:11:14: Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?”

    Do you think Paul saw Jesus as a “girly man” , or do you thing Jesus was actually bald headed.

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