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Endurance is possible!
We get it – the world throws punches at Christian men harder now than ever. Following Jesus is the best decision you ever made and it comes with trials that most guys were not expecting. While enduring is hard it is important to remember that it is not impossible. This week has focused on giving you guys ideas and insight on what endurance looks like for a Lion as we know what you are up against.
We're being tested guys. And I want you to not just be set apart. I want you to be that light on the hill. You can do it! Click To TweetChris Grainger
Our scripture to wheat, Galatians six, nine. Let’s not become discouraged by doing good for in due time we will read. If, and there’s a big, if there, if we do not become weary, guys, you can endure and I’ll tell you what, go back, listen to Daniel Richie’s episode that just came out. He wrote the book on endurance, literally wrote the book.
I mean, it’s called in durability faith for the long run. We had an amazing conversation. Okay, guys now free for you guys at that. Just listen and don’t go watch it. So Daniel was born without arms. Uh, his life has literally been about endurance, but I’ll tell you what, what an outlook, what a way to, he looks at life so much joy, so much fun.
One of the most upbeat guys I’ve ever. No arms had an, having a wonderful story and wrote the book on endurance. And he, we unpack a lot. We really walked through really three main areas. We, we talk about Paul, Abraham and Joseph, and we really break down together. What a Durance looks like for each one of them.
He guess what? It’s different for each one? You know, Paul? Yeah. He had a lot of things coming at him once he decided to turn his life over to Christ and a lot of what he wrote, he was in prison. I mean, he was literally facing endurance in his walk every day. Right. And then we moved to Abraham and there Durance having to wait.
He had to wait all the time. He had endure, he had hardships. I mean, he was even told to go kill his son who is, who got it, promised all has a sentence would come through, but then what did he do? He got up and he acted, he didn’t hesitate. He leaned in and he showed endurance. And then. We don’t talk about Joseph though.
I think we need to start talking about him more on the line with Dennis period because Joseph, what a guy and he wa you know, first of all, just being sold, then when you’re in prison, you know, you, you think you get out, you’re helping people. Next thing you know, boom, you’re not out. You got to wait two more years video.
We talked about Potiphar’s wife and what happened there, and just constant, constant up against the wall, but showing that life of endurance, because Joseph, through that stuff, He found it. He found victory. He never turned his back on God. This what we want you guys to think about. We don’t want you to turn your back.
We notice stuff. I get it. Life is hard. It has stolen all sorts of curve balls at us. We have inflation, we have gas prices. We have food, everything, the Ukraine world war three, that may be, I mean, who knows what’s coming right? Politics. Don’t we’re not even gonna get started on that, on the line with us because we don’t have time for all that.
We’re being tested guy. And I want you to just be set apart. I want you to be that, that, that, that lamp, that light, you can do it in Durance. That’s what it’s all about. So we’re going to get into some, some tips here. You know, I’m going to give you a health tip, a well tip and a self tip every week before I do that, I’m going to give you a tip that keeps you out the doghouse.
All right, now it’s Friday and two days. There’s a very big day. And if you’re not prepared for it, then thank the line with Denison. Go get prepared for it before. Mother’s day is around the corner. At least get some flowers, get a car, get something. Don’t forget to call your mama. If you can go see her even better.
Okay. Now, if you’re married, take every wife, particularly if she’s a mother, want to make sure that you help those kids celebrate mother’s day as well. Right? You guys step up here guys. Mother’s day is not about you. It’s all about. So let’s go ahead and take some and put some effort into this. Put some effort into Miller, stay true, really lean in and try to show her how much you love her, how much she means to you.
You know? Cause there are a lot of guys out there. I’m not one of them, thankfully blessed that I can, I can still pick up the ball and hit mom and get somebody to pick up my mom. So my mom, if you’re listening to this happy mother’s day, I love you. Right. And if for you guys out there who still have that opportunity, call your mom, talk to.
The letter notice she let you love her again. Take care of your wife. You know, this is, this is a day to celebrate her. Right. So guys, there’s, I just want to get that tip in there as a quick reminder for mother’s day, guys lean into that now a health tip, Danielle and I actually talked a little bit about this and we were, when we were recording his episode, you know, endurance, that is really a part of exercise when you think about it, you know, so if you’re thinking about starting to work.
You need to pick that exercise plan that’s right for you. And the guess what, there is no such thing as a perfect exercise plan. Doesn’t exist. You need to find something juvenile commit to that you can in practice endurance on a daily basis because your activity is important in designing that perfect plan.
It’s impossible. You’re going to get frustrated. So commit first of all, to just, I want to be healthier. And then, and during the hard workouts, but slowly step into this. You know, you do not need to just, if you’ve never worked out before, hit the gym for two hours, and it was just going to be bent over for two weeks, you have to be able to anything, you get a bit frustrated, not going to do it again.
So slowly walk into it. You know, if you start working out and lifting weights, keep you keep, keep those weights at a minimum, but then add to it every week. And that’s the thing about it. I think Gaspar getting even me included, mix it up. It’s not just about staying where you are. You grow incremental.
Through the little changes week to week. Okay. So think about a difference that you start thinking from a health standpoint, from your body, what you can do to build that endurance. There are such thing as endurance runners, those things that’s great, but it may not be your goal, but either way you should be able to endure and build that endurance up.
It’s going to make your heart healthy. It’s going to make your body healthier. Then you’ll be in a better position to serve. So really think about that endurance from a health plan standpoint, or picking what’s right for you, whether it be cardio, whether it be straight training, high intensity, interval, training, running, whatever that looks like swimming, you know, fats up that you’re going to have some fun with, but then actually commit to it and just know that it’s the endurance do.
That is where the change happens. Our national wealth tip value investing. Let’s talk about that for. That has a Durance has a core belief think about it. So if you have a long-term strategy of what your investments, you need to understand the volatility in the market it’s going to exist. It’s going to, and as that risk increases sodas, those potential swing.
So if you’re on more only, or a higher end type of volatile type investments, you can expect that those things can go up bigger, swings, positive or negative, right. You just need to know. But you need clarity on what your investment strategy is, period. And then when you make that decision commit to it and cause, cause at that point in dura, what happens?
Okay. You only get hurt on those rides at the carnival. You know, the fairs that come around, you only get hurt on those things. If you jump off of them in the middle of the, of the rat, other than that, just sit back and understand that your owner ride. Okay. Pray for that wisdom, pray for that clarity, but do not make knee jerk reactions when it comes to your finances.
If you have a long-term strategy around value investing, then stick to that. Now, if you have a strategy, real cryptocurrency, stick to that, whatever that strategy is that you’ve defined, be comfortable with that, but also know that that’s your plan. And if you feel that this is where, where, where God is leading you and you have a.
Decision on this and you feel comfortable and just lean into it. Gas now, self tip now. And we’ll talk about those you guys out there with kids right now, specifically babies and toddlers. Okay. Cause I’m going through this right now. We have a, uh, uh, a baby in our house right now and it’s been a blessing, but they will test your endurance.
Right? They will test your endurance. I want you to remember the brevity of life and choose joy. You know, cause I know it seems like right now it may seem like it’s never going to hear. I want to tell you guys trust me on this. You will blink your ass, blink your ads and your babies will be grown. Y’all look at my 11 year old, my nine year old, 10 year old.
Now my found this episode drops, she’ll be 10. It blows my mind. There’s been 11 years, 10 years to say hail them as babies. Cause I literally felt like he was a yes. That I held him in my arms for the first time. And now that we have Lily in our house and she’s right now, seven months old, it’s baffling.
How has the time flown? So by so quickly, so the brevity, the brevity is so fast. Be the partner that your wife needs right now. Cause this, I know it seems hard, but be the partner lift each other up. There’s going to be some long days and some long nights, I get it. There’s some where we are right there in the middle of that with you guys.
But you know what you can endure. And if you grow weary, just remember one thing, there’s a lot of power and naps. So there you go. There’s a, there’s a naps is your tip of the day as well. So from a health tip, just remember that building that right plan is, needs to be something you can commit and that you’re going to endure.
And it’s not going to be the same for everyone from a well tip that value and value investing. Keep that in mind as if you’re in it for the long run, you got to enter from a self tip dish. Remember those babies and toddlers, those early years lean into it. Love it. Has this going to go back quickly and I know it’s tough, but you can endure a promise Vargas.
Now look at the week. Guess what? Daniel Richards. And dear building faith for the long run. I want you to go to show notes, go right now, click on Amazon and buy his book. He’s a North Carolina guy for so far, North Carolina listeners. You’re supporting local. Go hook him up. I’ll tell you what it will bless you.
It is something that we need to have in our libraries as lions period. So go check that show notes out. It did so much for me, just being able to read his story, the encouragement that he provided in this book thought it was phenomenal. So guys, highly encouraged. Now dad jokes. We get these every week. I’m going to give you two.
Let’s see what, which ones land. Okay. Dad joke. Number one, the best angle for which to approach any problem. Is it try angle. There you go. So I’m sure some of you guys are just rolling your eyes. That’s okay. That’s the point of a dad joke. Right? So remember that T R Y angle number two. And this is from my oldest daughter.
For some reason she likes jokes like these. So can trees. Yes. How else do we get number two pencils. Now, guys, you gotta be laughing on that one. Cause that hits that at the dad joke core. So there you go. Number one, what’s the best angle, which you can approach any problem that triangle and number two, can trees poop?
Yes. How else do we get? Number two pencils. Our guys will give us a vote. Let us know which one you like. Let us know which one hits home and guys that there gets a chuckle. If it gets our roll, if it gets your kids laughing, then mission accomplished for align within us on dad. Joke. Now the question of the week, when life gets hard, we, you choose to endure or retreat gas.
I want you to choose to endure, but are also recognize you’re not going to be able to do that alone period. You need help. First of all, you need to lower. He’s going to give you the strength and then there’s, there’s just a body to group. Your family, but you need people out there. Who’s going to push you.
This is going to help you. It’s going to stand beside you. It’s going to encourage you guys. That’s what allow within us is all about go join lions. Dan is free. I want to help you endure. I want to be that, that person in a group of men that you can come to with your problems, with your ideas, and you’re going to get support from a Christian worldview.
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In true Fun Friday fashion we cover tips in the area of health, wealth and self. Each of these tips focus around endurance and are items that can help you grow as a Lion.
Book of the week: Endure: Building Faith for the Long Run by Daniel Ritchie
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