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3 Things Men Need


Men need vision.

The Bible says, in Proverbs 29:18 – When there is no vision the people perish.

Jesus had a vision. He called it the kingdom of God. It was huge. It involved nothing less than a re-creation of the world, one person at a time. And we are His partners in this task. This vision was the focus of His entire life. Everything about His life was tied up in this vision. It was the reason He lived and died.

Unfortunately for the modern church, men don’t have a vision of what God is doing in His church. Church then becomes a club instead of a cause where we try to improve ourselves morally or keep ourselves busy. We must see the significance of the tasks we are given to do. The state of this country and this world depends upon the smallest prayer that we say! So I believe it is time for men

Men need purpose.

Most guys don’t know what the purpose of the church is. That’s because most churches have not agreed on what their specific purpose is. What is our mission statement? Neh. 4:6 For the people had a mind to work”. A study of Shell Oil employees shows that people who retire at age 55 and live to be at least 65 die sooner than people who retire at 65. After age 65, the early retirees have a 37% higher risk of death than counterparts that retired at 65.
That’s not all. People who retire at 55 are 89% more likely to die in the 10 years after retirement than those who retire at 65. This study shows what happens to men (and women) when they no longer have a purpose they are working towards. If you want to be a Real Man, you will have PURPOSE.

Men need high standards.

Many people think the church asks too much of its members. In reality it asks too little. A study by Thom Rainer of two thousand churches showed that without exception the churches that attracted unchurched people were high expectation churches. He said, “People have no desire to be part of something that makes no difference, that expects little.”

We have to ask confidently for a big commitment. Jesus always asked for a commitment clearly and confidently. He was not at all reluctant to ask men and women to drop everything and follow him. People do not resent being asked for a big commitment if there is a great purpose behind it.

“Most often, we draw back from challenging men to greater commitment, assuming they are just lazy! We then wonder why men have so little respect for the church—even as we presume so little respect for them.” Matt. 16:24-25 – Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. If you want to be a Real Man, you will have high standards.

The Calling

Today I am calling every man of God that reads this blog to be the man and the leader that God wants you to be. I am setting the standard high today, even for myself. God wants us to excel spiritually in every area of life. God wants you and me to be the best husband, the best son, the father, the best teacher. Eph. 5-6

Are you in? Will you show yourself a man?

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3 Essential Steps to Becoming a Real Man


Have you ever wondered what purpose you have in life? Have you ever asked yourself why you even exist? I have, and if you are like most people, you have too! One of the most important things we must realize about life is that God has a plan for us. Life is not just random and haphazard. God created you, He designed you, and He did it so that you would fulfill a God-given purpose! Here are 3 Steps to Becoming a Real Man! (more…)

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The Truth About the Disciplines of a Godly Man In 3 Minutes


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Welcome to Men Of Destiny!  We will be learning what God’s word has to say about the Disciplines of a Godly Man.  This first post is meant to be an overview of godliness and why it is important for men.  There are many examples of men who were great in their field because of discipline and the same is true of our spiritual walks.

Coasting!

None of us can coast because “we are all equally disadvantaged.”  None of us naturally seek God, so by His grace, we must work on spiritual discipline.  Coasting sure sounds easier, it just doesn’t work!

  1 Tim 4:7-8 says, “Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; 8 for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.”

Discipline takes work – hard work.  Are you man enough to put it in to practice?

 Heb 12:1.  Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.

This verse describes the process of intentionally getting rid of every weight or sin that is holding us back and focusing all our energy on godliness.  How hard have we worked to focus all of our energy on godliness?  “No manliness no maturity, no discipline no discipleship, no sweat no sainthood!”  Do we want to grow?  Then we need to step up and be disciplined men.  There are no shortcuts.

Two reasons to focus on spiritual disciplines as men.

1.  Disciplined Christian lives are the exception, not the rule.

2.  Men are so much less spiritually inclined and spiritually disciplined than women.

Both of these challenge us that the practice of spiritual disciplines is fading or has faded in our culture and it is not something we will come by naturally.  I am challenged that men have given up their role as leaders and men by not stepping up to lead in our spiritual walks.  “The Church in America needs real men, and we are the men!”

“Do we have the sweat in us?  Will we enter the gymnasium of divine discipline?  Will we strip away the things that hold us back and will we discipline ourselves through the power of the Holy Spirit?

I invite you into God’s Gym in the following chapters – to some sanctifying sweat – to some pain and great gain.

God is looking for a few good men!”

I’ve put a few questions below.  Are you ready to take the hill?  May God use us to change our world, starting from the inside out!

  • What can a lack of spiritual discipline do to your life?
  • How do you think you can practically train yourself to be godly?
  • What does spiritual discipline cost?  What cost?

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