Life is about embracing the process that leads to our progress.
That is, living a bold life means embracing our circumstances, good or bad, as a vehicle for learning and growing.
I don’t grow courage unless I face some fears. I don’t become more loving unless I’m challenged by harder-to-love people. I don’t learn to lead people well when I isolate myself.
You get the picture. Personal growth for men is about embracing challenge. Sometimes, we need to look for trouble!
Here’s the problem, though.
Most men don’t grow.
Most men stay trapped in passivity, rendered anemic by their fears, haunted by their pasts, and caged by their insecurities.
You wanna know who did grow?
Whether you’re a Christian or not, you’ll likely see the value very quickly in this description of Jesus’ growing up years:
Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people (Luke 2:52 NLT).
In fact, Jesus grew into the single greatest influencer the world has ever known. The entire world lives by a calendar that works because of Jesus (even though we’ve had to make some minor adjustments for accuracy).
While I think there are good male role models from all walks of life, I…Continue Reading