Raising a Man
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when
they are old they will not turn from it.” – Proverbs 22:6
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Raising a Man
Being a Man: The journey of a lifetime!
My friend, I believe that you and I were created for great purpose. I believe that we were created in the image of almighty God…which means you and I are equipped for our great purpose. I also believe that all men were created equal. That said, I believe that what separates great people from good people, average people or ignorant people is simply the choices they make. The greater choices you make, the greater your journey becomes, the greater your results will be. This does not mean you won’t face challenges of all kinds…because you most certainly will. Do NOT shy away from any challenge. It is within the challenges that you are given, that you have the chance to show who you really are and to ultimately continue your growth.
Great men become great because they were greatly tested. They went through the fire and came out on the other side a better man…they proved themselves as being worthy to be called great. Your actions will always speak more than your words will. You are worthy of being called great. You do not have one chance in life to choose greatness. At any moment, you have the ability to choose greatness. Just remember, your greatness is not displayed during the easy times…it is displayed during the challenges you face. Regardless of how hot the fire is getting, it is during these dark times, you must choose to step further into the light! Every step you take into the light is a step further into peace and greatness.
Don’t take your journey for granted. Don’t be jaded by those people in your life who have made mistakes, even if their mistakes directly affect you. Learn from their mistakes and commit yourself to not making the same mistakes. You learn just as much from people who show you what NOT to do, than you learn from people who show you what to do. Every experience can be used to better the results of the challenges ahead of you. With the right perspective, the effects of pain and tragedy in your life will significantly diminish…all because of a simple choice. Your journey is beautiful, you are amazing and your future is abundant…God intended it to be.
Let’s live abundantly together!
21st Century journey to manhood
Is there a boy in your life that you want to see grow up to be a powerful, leader of men? Do you desire to see this boy live with an in-depth understanding of the character attributes of great people who have made a difference in this world?
What would it mean to him, and to you, if in his adult years, this man’s daily actions provided living evidence that his knowledge of character attributes had become his natural practice?
What do you believe his life would look like if he knows his purpose, has a thorough understanding of his strengths and when the moments count, he takes action with Definiteness of Purpose?
This book is a resource for the boys and men in your life, the future great men of renown, the ones who are determined to live the life for which they were created – a life of Great Purpose.