Don’t be a punk

November 3, 2013 under Unlikely Christian
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The below video was shot in Jan 2009.

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My 2009 Resolution?

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To be a good spiritual leader for my family.

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My 2009 Resolution from Unlikely Christian on Vimeo.

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So…..how’d that work out?

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Well…..it’s almost 5 years later, and other than a better haircut, some extra facial hair and a new hoodie, that’s still me today. 

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DANG IT!  DANG IT!!  DANG IT!!!

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Well guess what?  Things are about to change.

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For reals this time.

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I’m calling myself out publicly!  

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I’m tired of continuously falling short in a category where there’s so much at stake!

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To hell with my comfort zone!  That’s right I said, “hell.”

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Like my friend & fellow Iron Sharpener, Eric so eloquently put it, a couple weeks back when speaking on this subject, “Don’t be a punk.”

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He’s so right.  If I’m not willing to step up and lead my family like God is calling me to, I’m a punk.

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Well…..I’m tired of being a punk.

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It’s time to step up!

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Now!  Today!

 

I know I’m not alone in this.  I know for a FACT that there are many men out there struggling in this area.  Strong men that would give up their very lives for their family, yet for some reason, when it comes to stepping up and leading their families as God calls men to do, just can’t seem to engage.  They want to, but for whatever reason just can’t or won’t.

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Fellas,

 

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Enough already!

 

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You know what you need to do.

 

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Step up.

 

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Don’t be a punk.

 

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“LET’S DO THIS!” (Wise words from another fellow Iron Sharpener – Chris)

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Ladies,

I know it might sound ridiculous.  On the surface it seems like it should be super easy for a man to just man up, and lovingly lead his family, but it’s not.  Opposition is fierce because the stakes are so high.  If Christian men were leading like they know they should, it would change the world, not could change the world, WOULD.  We need your support, patience, understanding, encouragement and sometimes maybe a little nudge.

 

 

Okay, back to the fellas, how about it?  Are you in?  I’m starting today and I’ll be transparently sharing along the way.

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Join me, let’s do this together. Start small if you have to, but start.   There’s no way you’ll regret it.

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God, I don’t know how this is gonna look.  I just can’t wrap my head around it, and that’s something you know I like to do before I jump.  It’s a big part of why I’ve never taken that first step. But I trust you, so I give up my incessant needing to know and put it in your hands. I pray that when I feel inadequate or apprehensive, you’ll give me peace, and when I think about sinking deeper into the safe confines of my comfort zone, you’ll give me the push I need.  I pray for your guidance, strength and everything I’ll need to be the man you’re calling me to be. – Amen

 

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