Of course, jobs and families play a role, but we, men still see ourselves as singular in nature and without a need for close bonds or the intimacy of friendship.
What makes us a good man, or a better man than who we were, is our pursuit of the example of the best man. Our Father is the ultimate alpha male.
We shouldn’t worry what others whisper about us as we approach. We should worry if they don’t even know we’re Believers in Christ.
When we enter the spiritual realm to pray, we must be prepared to receive God’s blessing. We must also be willing to become the vessel capable of accepting that blessing.
Sometimes we find ourselves so mired down in the muck of denial, that even the most shining truth is missed. Then we dig down deep to dredge up some tired old excuse that we’ve used as a crutch time and time again.
It’s not always going to be sunshine in our lives, but was always in the storms that we learned the best lessons about the hardest times and our true strength to endure them in Christ.