Greetings Man of God!
AS A MAN OF GOD...
Must distinguish between the vital few versus the important many. Jesus made this aspect of our lives abundantly clear when he said, "Seek FIRST the Kingdom of God" and THEN everything comes next. Jesus was well aware of the fact that energy follows priority and a strong man is skilled at saying NO in order to say YES. It's called disciplining yourself around your core values and beliefs. Half the battle is not losing focus.
SAY YES TODAY to helping a man of God in your network stay focused and clear on his goals by sharing with him the "Say NO to say YES" men's session offered below. Help him deal a strong blow to those forces trying to distract him from his goal of living out his faith effectively.
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1. Say No to Say Yes
Having goals is one thing. The ability to focus your energy and attention in order to realize them is the battle. Competing voices, needs, and priorities as well as new demands, information, events, and people interrupting has millions of men spinning their wheels. The bad news is that the war for your energies is not going to stop and neither is the battle to get where you need to be. The GOOD NEWS is that there is a way for leaders to get clarity of priority, confidence of pursuit, and consistency of progress. Join men's expert and pastor Kenny Luck to learn how to SAY "NO" to SAY "YES." Watch this session and learn the first key to effective life management. START REACHING YOUR GOALS and STOP wishing and hoping.
Welcome to "Fantasy Island."
Fantasy is big business, however it’s not all bad. It’s not wrong to have dreams or aspirations, or to say: “Man, I wish I could do that.” But when it crosses the line over into destruction, that’s when we have to stop and pause.
You know this as well as I do. You don’t have to find it — it will find you. If you are a man, you will have a relationship with fantasy. That doesn’t make you bad, it just depends on what kind of fantasy it is.
One of the top search terms on EveryManMinistries.com is porn. I’m encouraged by that. Guys know they are struggling with sexual fantasy. How could we not be within our sexualized culture? We’re finding that guys are taking on that battle, and that is encouraging for the future of our families and our culture.
Here’s what an uprising looks and feels like: deeply felt issues and injustices produce pain, creating emotion and energy. It cooks and simmers over a period of time. That time could be months. It could be years or centuries. Then, just as with a dormant volcano or roadside bomb, there is a trigger. There is a flashpoint. That flashpoint happened, and corporately the people say it ends here.
Uprisings are powerful. They are recognized by the power that they threaten. Those who are threatened need it to be crushed immediately. Think about our Jewish heritage. I am thinking about Masada, when the Romans crushed a revolt. Think about China: Tiananmen Square.
Uprisings are often crushed immediately because if allowed to thrive and be fueled by emotion and energy, they could change the course of history. Historically, we’ve seen these uprisings. Some were crushed while others succeeded like the French and American Revolutions.
4. In case you missed them….
I am praying for you each week during the month. Next month, I'm going to ask for your help with a few things. Again, take courage and live as God's man, flaws and all. Don't let your struggles keep you from doing good. Come to the site and share your comments and thoughts, and encourage others! Until next week...
YOU ARE THE REVOLUTION!
Kenny Luck is the founder of Every Man Ministries and the men’s pastor at Saddleback Church. His 20th book – SLEEPING GIANT: No Movement of God without Men of God - is the proven blueprint for men’s ministries, and was recently released through B&H Publishing. Leadership kits and church resources published by LifeWay. Watch and read more of Kenny’s teaching here at EveryManMinistries.com.
April 2013 Volume 1