Keep this in mind, you are born a male, but you have to become a man. This means that someone could actually grow up to be just an old male, never living as a real man. Becoming God's man is the only way a male can live a satisfying and meaningful life, because this purpose is the key to fulfillment.
On the television, internet and radio, men--young and old--are portrayed as weak and feminine. In a lot of cases, men are portrayed as a joke and a laughing stock. Have you seen the television commercials lately? The women are portrayed as more masculine than the men.
Keep in mind, to become a real man, a male needs to understand that God's purpose must permeate his entire life so they can overflow into the lives of others. When God gave man dominion over the earth, here is what He was saying, "I am giving you stewardship over creation. Take care of it, so that it will always be a reflection of My character and purpose" Now to be a steward means to be given a trust over what belongs to someone else. A man is responsible for living and fulfilling God's purposes in the world and enabling others to do so also.
Here are ten keys to becoming real men, taken form Dr. Myles Munroe's book, "Understanding the Purpose and Power of Men"
Key #1 A real man desires and loves God and His presence.
A real man seeks intimate communion with God by remaining continually in His presence. He loves to worship the One who created and redeemed him. A real man's spiritual priorities take precedence over his physical and temporal ones. In Luke 4:3 the devil tempted Jesus with a physical need. "And the devil said to Him, 'If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread." Jesus replied in essence, "No, you don't understand. I have My priorities sorted out. I'd rather be in God's presence than satisfy any temporal hunger" Luke 4:4 A real man is clear about what his priorities are. You can trust that.
Key #2 A real man seeks to restore God's image in himself.
A real man wants to be spiritually renewed so that the fullness of God's image and likeness is restored to his life. He seeks to return to the original plan that God intended when He first made man. This plan is that males and females would reflect the nature of God, who is Spirit, while living as physical beings on the earth. A real man is not deceived by or enamored with counterfeit images of manhood, such as the popular culture presents. A real man wants to be what he was created to be. He wants to be like his Father God.