A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.
Hard work means prosperity, only fools idle away their time.
Triathlon with my brother. Don’t worry I beat him.
A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words.
-Kong Fu Zi"
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 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.
The Proactive Gentleman
Gentleman Rule of the Day #7
A man should be so enthralled with the woman he’s with that the thought of cheating never crosses his mind.
Gentleman Rule of the Day #2
A man is always comfortable in his own skin. He doesn’t try to change; he tries to get better.
Song of the Week
I wouldn’t be a man by Josh Turner
-John Walter Wayland
The Proactive Gentleman