Saturday, October 31, 2009
There are times where situations and circumstances will prompt this very question. Sometimes we know the answers, while at other times the answers elude our most intellectual of thinking. Well, allow me to answer that question by posing another: why not you? You say that there aren’t too many things that you fear. You say that you are a man, and all that it entails. Well, step up to the plate and swing. Sometimes the simple things confound the wise, but in the end answers are provided and problems are solved. Don’t worry about the reason why it happens, but know that you are able to handle it, or it wouldn’t have happened at all.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Let's get one thing straight: This isn't about you. So often you here someone say, "I did what I thought was best". Best for who? Did you consider long-term effects, or were you looking at just short term? Don't get me wrong.......sometimes desperate times cause for desperate measures, but if we can avoid those desperate times it would make for the better. So what am I saying? Simply remember that being selfish isn't always a good thing. There are others who need what you have every once in a while.
Friday, October 23, 2009
The last thing that we as men need to do is to put one another down. There is enough of that being done by everyone else. What isn't happening enough is the good man being appreciated for what he is doing or trying to do. Or better yet, assisting the man who is trying to get his life back together after being detoured. We lurk in the shadows waiting for him to fall, or we become jealous of his progress and try to cause him to regress by recalling his past. Stop this! Encourage your brother! Lift him if he slips! It may be you needing a lift the next time.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I have seen this too often. It is growing out of control, and nothing is being done about it. We are quick to talk about a problem, but slow to solve the same problem. We will say how this should happen and that should happen, but then we are the same people who will offer up every excuse we can think of when we are asked to help. Like the saying goes: If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Actions speak louder than words.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
When was the last time that you told your fellow man that you loved him? For those of us who have either younger or older siblings, when did you last tell him how much he meant to you? This has become sort of taboo in today’s society, given the nature of man today. Can you tell him that you love him without adding “man” at the end? We say that we are comfortable enough to do it, so go ahead. It’s ok. Tell him that you love him. He will appreciate it.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Men have often used the phrase, "I will wait until I get myself together" before making a decision to settle down. We want to make sure we are "together". Allow me to submit to you that we will miss out on the greatest relationship if we keep waiting before we say yes to Jesus Christ. He will accept us just as we are, and not only that, He will help us "get it together". So why wait? Try Christ. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
Monday, October 5, 2009
I don’t think that there are too many people who have not heard this phrase before. If they have not heard it, they may have seen it on several occasions. This phrase normally means Pray Until Something Happens. However, I want to put a new version of it out there: Pursue Until Something Happens. Too often we as Christian men, and men in general, tend to back off if nothing happens in the timeframe that we have so graciously “allotted” for something to manifest. We will usually say that it wasn’t meant to be if it doesn’t happen. But I believe that we have forgotten to pursue, literally go after, that which we know should happen. For those who are married or in a committed relationship, this concept was most prevalent in chasing our mate. Pursue my friend, pursue. A piece of advice: do not mistake God’s delay for denial.