Be a Man and accept the challenge

October 17, 2011


One of the biggest challenges I have faced in living a consistent, balanced life for Christ is being able to accept the challenges that continue to come my way. For some reason, that has been one of the hardest things for me to conquer and learn how to accept in this life. I know that life is a marathon and not a sprint. I just can’t seem to grasp at times the correlation between continued challenge and progress. I will consider that I am not the only one.


Let’s consider it this way. Monday is for a lot of people the most hated day of the week. It is the day traditionally that the new work week begins. It just happens to fall the day after the day we have celebrated the accomplishments of the previous week or been involved in something we enjoyed or in some cases it represents the return to situations, relationships, and circumstances that are uncomfortable. Monday has become for some a day of challenge. No matter how much we accomplished last week we must start all over to try to accomplish more. If we did not meet the expectations last week that makes this week’s demands even more demanding. The challenges of life are not only confined to the work place. Our homes, marriages, children, extended family, church, friends, possessions, the poor, other charitable organizations all scream for more attention. The challenges can be overwhelming.


Let me start by suggesting that we learn how to call a quick time out each day to spend some time with God. Try the two-minute tie-in that simply means take a couple of minutes and read a scripture and let God speak and talk back to Him. Listen to what He is saying and if you think He is not saying anything profound that is okay. Just know that He is. The word says that those who come to Him must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

We all want to see progress. We all can learn how to live a balanced life. We must learn how to spend appropriate time with God.


That means learning how to call time out and take control of our life by allowing God to have control.


Man_Up and be the man that God wants you to be.

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