We as men really need to guard our hearts for the relationships we are in; there shouldn’t be an area of our lives that we are afraid to share with our spouses. If we can get to a place in our lives such as this we can finally become the man that God intended us to be.
Many of us get busy with different things in our own personal lives and forget that we have entered into an emotional contract with our spouses when we said: “I Do”. Having a career and other outside interest is great but it doesn’t replace the people that you have vowed to protect and love.
How will use your emotional currency today? Will, you hide behind a job or career or will you step and be a light to those who are looking up to you for guidance?
If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed—Luke 17:6
We want our lives to matter. We want these few days we spend here to mean something. We want some sort of impact. Well, brother, if we really want impact, we’ve got to allow the amplifying power of the Holy Spirit to work through us—by being willing to act in faith. When we act alone (as we so often do), we do so with our own strength. But when we act in faith, our actions are amplified by the strength of a great and powerful God. Men and women acting in faith have “stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight” (Hebrews 11:33-34).
The surprising thing about acting in faith is that—unlike when we act alone—it’s not our skill, nor our cleverness, that determines the magnitude of impact. When the Apostle Paul worked to start the church in Corinth, he spoke “in weakness and in fear,” lacking “plausible words of wisdom” (1 Corinthians 2:3-4). He must have doubted whether he’d had any impact at all. But the church was established nonetheless. “God’s Spirit and God’s power did it,” through Paul’s seemingly unimpressive actions, taken in faith (1 Corinthians 2:3-5 MSG).