I know it has been a couple months since my last post, and I apologize for that. I have gotten so busy and distracted by other things. I have recently gone through some serious life changes.
My dedication to spreading the proactive life has been reshaped and redirected. I see that now is the time, more than ever, that we need strong gentleman to stand up. I pray that we will all look at our lives and reflect on what we can do to strive to be great every day.
Best of luck in your journey for greatness. I hope to tag along for the ride.
These are some of my favorite Bible verses concerning manhood.
"Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love." 1 Corinthians 16: 13-14
"The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps” Proverbs 16: 9
"or this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God." 1 Thessalonians 4: 3-5
I love this description of what a gentleman is: ”merely a cultured, self respecting, considerate intellectual who was seeking to perpetually improve himself and understand the human condition through introspection and learning, while appreciating what they considered to be the finer things in life and helping others whenever possible, deeply connected to the spirit of adventure that has historically driven our species to mountaintops and outer space, across deserts of water and sand, unleashing an inexhaustible passion in search of meaning.”
A couple days ago I went on a casual dinner date. We had a good time just talking and having dinner. So as we’re going up to pay, I told the cashier I had both her & my meals. She was shocked saying she never had anyone pay for her meal before. The cashier said there’s still good men out there….
I know many people will see the subject of this post and scroll on to my next one. No one likes to hear about facing temptation or conquering it because that requires change. A change among actions in our every day weaknesses that constantly control us. Personally, I know what my biggest temptations are and which ones seem impossible to overcome. It’s not easy to admit our failures, but this is the most important step to break the chains of temptation. I constantly suffer with sexual content on the internet and in my thoughts. IM A GUY WHAT DO YOU EXPECT! But I am man enough to admit my shortcomings in order to succeed. If you are like me then the sins that temptations lead us to bring about overwhelming guilt and devaluing self esteem. Every time I fall into the same sin I cannot help but feeling hopeless. I act like I cannot control myself. But reality is that we can curb our sinful longings. It takes great discipline and accountability, but it can be done. I am holding myself to a new standard to break this curse that has filled my life for years now, and I beg you to do the same with whatever you struggle with. Overcoming our own daily struggles will change your life as well as those around you. Let me know what I can help you with, and I know you all can help me. Good luck and God Bless.
“We are all functioning at a small fraction of our capacity to live fully in its total meaning of loving, caring, creating and adventuring. Consequently, the actualizing of our potential can become the most exciting adventure of our lifetime.”—Herbert Otto
I believe one of the key values a gentleman holds is his ability to reserve judgement of those he comes in contact with. A true gentleman accepts others as they are and looks inward for their character and morals.