I’m not really interested in men not being bad. Doesn’t do anything for me. What does do something is men doing good, men getting better, men becoming men. This interests me a lot, I like it, it makes me happy.
I’ve gotten a crazy amount of calls this week, all good, all positive, all men doing good. It’s nice, I need a week like that every now and then.
I got a call today from a man in my small group who has been sober for 8 months (I don’t care that much about the sobriety time line……but it’s still good) who had hawked his wife’s wedding ring. Through happy tears on the phone he told me the story of after getting his crap together he was able to get his wife’s wedding ring out of hawk and re propose to her on their anniversary. How cool is that? They both cried, said words that went deep, words that healed. Bam! Now that’s the kind of story I love to hear.
That’s great you’re sober, but significantly better is that you’re going somewhere, something is happening in your life…. in your relationships, in your workplace. You are taking ground, that’s good. Keep going. These are your stories to keep forever about the transforming power of Jesus Christ. You are a living stone. Your life changes everyone in your sphere of influence both today and for eternity. Great stories come out of great pain, and delayed gratification persistence. If you hang in there the stories will come,.. both for you and the men around you. When they do you’ll know your doing it right and you’ll get that deep peace of gratefulness, on earth as it is in heaven.