My entire goal on this page is to do everything I can to encourage and equip you to lead in the most powerful and influential roles you will ever play on earth.
What are they?
You are called to lead your own heart!
By far, this is the hardest one!
“…rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”
I Timothy 4:7b-8
You are called to lead in your own home!
By far, this is the most private one!
“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”
You are called to lead in our Lord’s Church!
By far, this is the most public one!
“He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?)
I Timothy 3:4-5
If you are going to be a man who leads with God’s wisdom in public then you must first learn His wisdom in private. This will take training your own heart first! Training that will be more painful and powerful than you have ever experienced.
If you try to skip over these first two training steps, your public leadership in the church will lack the wisdom, maturity, and perseverance that only comes through training. I’m not talking academic training or even seminary training. I’m talking about real-life training that is only forged in our core relationships. Where we can’t hide or pretend. Where our sin nature meets God’s grace and truth, and we are changed for a lifetime!
Our world is desperately in need of godly men. Men who have the courage to submit to God’s plan for building muscle, instead of our worlds. As we train, we will fall many times. Yet God has given us His strong Rope of Grace to support our exciting Journey Up.
If you are ready to Journey Up, then I would encourage you to begin letting God build daily in your heart and home “The Seven Life Muscles”. Your family, church and world will be blessed for generations to come!
Your brother on The Journey Up,
Executive Director, Journey Up Ministries
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