I believe Christian men have the ability to do some amazing things. The sad thing is that most of us are not looking to actually make a difference. Most of us are just in a state of existence that is life withdrawing.
We are showing up to jobs we hate; we sit quietly through church services that we’re not particularly excited about; we walk through our days feeling like there should be more. What if there was more? What if God designed men to accomplish amazing things? What if there were more, and we were missing out? Would you want more?
I think most of us would say yes, but the sad part about us wanting more is that we might need to take a few risks to get there. Some risks might be really big; others might be smaller, but regardless, there are risks involved. I want you to see this:
“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me” (Ps. 23:4).
Even when you’re walking through some deep waters, Jesus promises us that He’s with us. He might not pull you out of the water, but he’s right beside you, giving you comfort and encouragement. We have got to stop living in the fear that our culture propagates onto us. The news is in a constant state of fear. It’s almost like we eat, sleep, breathe and live this thing called fear!
Did you know that there are more than 365 verses that compel us not to live in fear? We as men have got to stand up and take serous our mandate from God. The mandate to lead, guide, provide and protect, and in order to do that, we have to trust and rest in God’s word as it tells us ‘fear not’ over and over again. I think we can do more and be a part of greater things if we truly live in a state of actually believing and trusting in the person of Jesus. Men! Start looking for ways to live out your mission that God’s called you to do. Don’t accept just ’OK.’ Strive for greatness. Strive for excellence.
One of those ways you can strive for excellence is get re-energized at REWIRED 2016. This happens this weekend! You should go!