May 15, 2013
Do what is RIGHT
Doing what is right can be a challenging endeavor when we are put in stressful and strenuous situations. One of the most common temptations it seems is to quit. The parable of the seed and sower is seed that didn’t produce because one situation or another caused them to quit or give up. When we lose sight of the goal or become frustrated because of persistent failure it is easy to succumb to the temptation to turn and look for some relief. Even John the Baptist if you recall sent word to Jesus from prison asking are you the one or should we look for another. Do what is right and stay hooked up.
I recall the words of a wise man who once told me “if you are going to stop don’t start and if you are going to stop don’t start.” I took them as a wise statement to remember at the time. I have even made it a point to intentionally look at them from time to time. Incorporating them as rule to live by has been sometimes difficult. The challenges and difficulties in this life have been more than I have wanted to bear at times. That’s life. Be a man.
Ezekiel was warned early on by God that he was being given an extraordinary task. Excuses were not going to be tolerated. The message was going to be plain and direct. If he waivered with the message and they died in their sin, he would be held responsible. His emotions would be tried. His compassion for others would be put to the test. His anger would be tempted. The requirement for him would be to finish the task.
Situations and circumstances in this life seem to try to interrupt the tasks that we engage in. Emotions can get in the way. We do not want to appear to not be compassionate. We must be careful about allowing anger a place. Being pulled in so many directions will cause you to think about terminating the mission. Focus on the task at hand. Learn to recognize and appropriately deal with distractions. Finish what you have started.
Every successful person has had to deal with the distractions of life and every successful person has met the requirement of overcoming things that were meant to detour them. It is through the challenges of life that we are able to progress to the success that God wants in our lives. Challenges in life are not only possible but they are necessary for our growth.
Start and don’t stop.
Stay focused. Stay connected. Stay linked with God.
Man_Up and do what is right
Man_Up and be the man that God wants you to be.
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Here the words of a fellow colleague.
“No one wants to be viewed as a failure. You were created to dream and given gifts to make that dream happen. As God declares His will for our lives we begin to make a plan to achieve or reach for that will. However, unplanned disruptions seem to build roadblocks to that destiny or the fulfillment of our dream. Are they roadblocks? Are these disruptions keeping us from God’s will? We begin to question have we really heard from God? Did we miss something in what I thought was God’s plan for me?
In this book about Joseph, you will find principles that can help you to understand how God the Father moves from declaring His will to taking us unto the plan of fulfilling that will. The important insights and illumination in this book from God’s Word can alter our mindset, keep us from fighting the plan God has for us, and alter the circumstances of your life and bring a change that will positively impact you and your family. You will be challenged and changed as you see how God finally declares to Egypt and the world “HERE’S THE MAN”!”
— A fellow disciple –– Robert Adams
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Man_Up and be the man that God wants you to be
September 22, 2010
The purpose of the Man_Up study is to promote a realistic and systematic approach to working
our way through the stuff life throws at us and still being able to stay faithful to God. There is no reason
for anyone not being able to make it. The price has already been paid. The way has already been
declared. It is just a matter of navigating our way through this life successfully to the end. That way of
navigation is staying faithful to God. Take quit out of the equation. Take give up out of the vocabulary.
Declare and determine to go forward and not look back except to recognize that is not where you want
It may not always be easy but there is a way to make it easier. We have all heard the saying that
refers to working smarter rather than harder. Consider the Man_Up study as the smarter approach. We
are going to learn how to “Get Up.” That refers to being successfully challenged. God doesn’t intend for
us to become lazy; however He does intend for us to continue to grow. We are going to grow by being
challenged. We will also learn to “Stay Up.” That refers to being encouraged. I know some of us are
pretty serious people and it is all about progress, but we have to learn how to be encouraged. We will
learn how to “Look Up.” That refers to adequately assessing where we are in God. It is imperative we
know we are on the right track. We are also going to learn how to “Step Up.” That refers to accepting
that God is leading us step by step to become what he desires for us to be.
Book four in the Man_Up series is entitled “Here’s the Man.” It is based on the life and times of
Joseph. Joseph is a neat story of a man hearing from God and staying the course with his life through all
that would be thrown at him. Yes we see him being mistreated. We see him being disappointed and
frustrated. We see him being faithful and at the right time he was presented. Here’s the man. All of us
should expect to be given opportunity to make a significant contribution. The steps we are taking are not
just because we are being toyed with. These steps are for the fulfillment of His will and purpose in our
lives. We must be ready and willing to “Step Up” at the appointed time.