I saw the video below and thought about men and our tendency to fly solo, to do this thing we call life all by ourselves. Sure, we “hang out” with other men and maybe even go to church and participate in a small group, but are we truly living in community? Are we doing life with a group of men that is bringing freedom and life? This takes developing relationships to the point where we can be vulnerable and know it’s safe. You’ve got to be walking with guys that you know have your back and will fight the battles with you, that will go to hell and back for you. Some would say, “I’ve got God and that’s all I need.” Though I’m confident God can handle it, what I know is that living in community is His idea. Not just a neat idea, but His plan for each of us. Even Jesus, the Son of God, chose to live life with a band of brothers. I encourage you to watch the video and ask yourself if you have this in your life. If so, that’s awesome, continue to nurture it. If not, I challenge you to begin asking God to bring men into your life who are desiring the same thing. Stick with it…it will transform your life!
TJM Leadership Team