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The world is full of chaos all around us.
It can outright drive us crazy at times and we need to rest in the Lord and know that He loves us and we have Him fighting on our behalf! In this Fun Friday Chris unpacks lessons learned from Scott Box in his amazing conversation. Scott covers real issues that men are facing daily and there are many items that will help the Lions out there grow in their personal walk.
Takes Everything: You have to surrender and follow. And when you do, the Lord your God goes before you. He's fighting on your behalf, you don't have to. Click To TweetChris Grainger
Deuteronomy that’s right. The fifth book of the Bible old school. That’s right old Testament, one 30 the Lord, your God, who goes before you will himself fight on your behalf, that in itself should get you excited for the weekend. All right. I mean, he is fighting for you. Okay. Now Wednesday’s episode, it was heavy.
I get it. Scott box. He unpacked his phenomenal story, heroic disgrace guys. It was extremely powerful. Extremely. We covered a lot and we cover some topics that we haven’t covered yet. Don’t align with Dennis. You know, guys, he, he was pretty open. He was open about his bipolar disorder and how that’s impacted him.
He was open about pornography, the addiction there and what that looks like in the church, guys, these topics that are real fear, how guys deal with fear, what fear, how it drives us, how it makes us behave, you know, What that looks like for him. And for, for me, we, we openly talked about that. Guys. There’s so much there.
And then the two words, the two words takes everything. It does takes everything. You have to be willing to surrender and follow. And when you do that power that we’re talking about right here, the Lord, your God, who goes before you he’s fighting on your behalf, you don’t have. You’re going to have the holy spirit, the holy spirit is going to guide you guys.
Go check out that episode because you know, he talks about things about pain becomes a moment of purpose. Pain becomes a moment of purpose. How many of you as are hurting right now are scared or just dealing with buses stuff that’s flying your way and you don’t know what to do, guys. You’re not alone.
And that’s what the lie within us is here for. We’re here to encourage. I know it’s fun Friday and we’re trying to, I’m trying to keep it light, but look, I get it. You’re not alone. I needed somebody to tell me that a long time ago, and I’m telling you guys right now, you have an opportunity here. You have people that care, the Christian brothers out there, your lions, we care.
Join the line with Dennis, be part of the lion’s den. And I promise you, you will get to support. You will be able to reach and have brothers out there to help you in. All right guys. So go check out that episode on Wednesday. Now let’s get to our fun Friday, our tips of the week. Okay. Now, you know, we’re going to always give you a health tip, a wealth tip, and a self tip.
Okay. Health tip. I want to want you to think about, we talked about mental, mental stress a lot this week, right? Smartphones, these things right here. I’m holding up my smartphone. They can cause a ton of stress. And I have a tip that I wanted. That one really wants you to think. This came from a previous guest.
I’m going to you, but it really stuck with me. Poor versus push mentality. Think about that. You need to dictate how information comes your way. You need to say screw notifications, cut them all off. You’ll need them. Okay. And put data on your own terms, period. Try for one week. Just try for one week. See how this impacts you.
I can trust you can trust me on this. Twitter feeds Facebook, Instagram, email, even text messages, all that stuff. There are distractions. You could be having an intimate conversation with a kid or. And that buzzing, even if you have it just don’t silent and it buzzes in your pocket, or if you wear more of these watches, like I wear and you get that little, that little feel where, you know, something come in for that split-second however brief it is.
You lost, you lost their attention. Like you are not thinking about what they’re saying, guys, we got to get control of these smartphones. I get they’re great. They connect us there. So I mean, the pay you’re listening to the line within us right now, most likely 99% of you are listening on a smartphone. So I’m not saying that as they, they can’t be used for good.
What I’m encouraging you to do is develop a philosophy, a mindset, a habit of pulling the data versus having that crap pushed to you. Think about it. You need to get in control of. You have the chance right now, go into your settings, turn off notifications. So there’s your health tip will tip going on school here, guys, have a mercy Fon because that’s going to lower your stress.
That’s going to create hedges to be able to be, you know, when life comes your way, you’ll be able to handle it minimum three months, minimum three months of what is what you need to have. Of a mercy font saved up and I’m talking about liquid cash boys. I’m not talking about, you know, mutual funds and all this investments I’m talking about.
You need to be able to go get this cash. Now, maybe it’s underneath your mattress, but you need to have an emergency fund that you have kids. You need to think about taking that three months to a six month emergency fund. Now I know that sounds crazy. Well, Chris H how am I supposed to get there? You can make it a priority and you budget.
And when you do your budgeting, there’s a whole process and a few in there that I can help you with the Lao with Dennis, we can help you with, we want again, we focus on wealth, reach out to us, our walk you through the steps to give you a path to financial freedom. That’s not a path that’s that’s paid with with cupcakes and rainbows.
Sometimes there are decisions you have to make. Why I’m telling you guys at emergency. If you want to lower your stress and your lie, if you want a lower stress on your wife, if you just want to bring a little more peace to your situation, get this in place. I can promise you, you know, Murphy is going to visit your house.
It’s the way it is. Murphy law is happening. Something’s going to happen. Frigerators break, right? That happens all the time. Very recent for us. Thanks mess up on the house. Medical emergencies happen, things are going to arise and you need to be ready. You know, the most American families, I believe the statistic is $400.
They can’t afford a $400 emergency. Don’t be that. I want you to be able to afford a $5,000 emergency. Now they’re never going to be fun. Even when you have the funds in place, it’s never going to be fun when that happens. There is assurance there’s peace. There’s calm in your life. When you know you have that liquid cash sitting there ready, available our guys, self tip.
I want you to consider marriage counseling and not just when things are going bad. Okay. I’m not talking about that. An outside perspective can really help you grow. You know, there’s the old book. Good to great by Jim Collins is a business book, but basically it’s talking about, you know, good companies and what they had to do to the things they implemented to become great companies.
I want you to take your, a good marriage to a great marriage, you know, and guys, we struggle with communication, um, out in the number one right here, I struggle with it. So a trained counselor may open up lines of dialogue that you needed to go there. So you could grow together. And if you see this as a weakness, your perception is wrong.
Your Pride’s getting in the way. Remember the pride of life. What I told you to do, keep telling me, keep talking about the less than eyes left, less than the flesh and the pride of life. The pride of life gets in the way. So think of it as this being proactive in strengthening that relationship, because there’s the table.
What is the most important relationship you have on her period? She is it, you made that. And just like you take those vitamins to get stronger everyday boys and, and prevent illness and all those things, solid counseling can be a game changer and it can help you grow as a couple know, my wife and I we’ve started this.
So once a month, we we’ve met with meet with a counselor. And not because we have we’re we’re our marriage is struggling is because we want it to be great. We want it to be. And the counselor has been able to give us insights and ideas and tips and even fun, fun games that we can play together that helps us on, uh, communicating and understanding our love languages and being able to, to grow together.
Because at some point, you know, our kids will grow prayerfully, they’ll leave the house prayerfully and in it it’ll be she and I, and there are so many statistics out there, guys that once you get that empty now, The divorce rate, just flies through the roof. I don’t want you to be that way you, because what happens is you live for the kids that is not the family structure.
Yes. You’re supposed to take care of your kids. Don’t get Ms. Hear me, but your wife has the priority. Jesus, her, then the kids get the order, right? So a counselor, again, they can, they can really help you grow. So don’t have this negative connotation around. This could be something that you can lean into right now.
And I guarantee you, you go, if you go, you talk to your wife and present it to her this way, you may find that she is a doozy astic about wanting to do this because she wants her marriage to be great too. So search for some Christian counselors out there, there, there around, and find one, you know what?
You may not find it right off the bat. It took, it took us a couple, but once we found them, once we got settled in on the one, the gentleman that we were. You know, it’s something that’s been a blessing for our marriage. There’s your three tips. Okay. Make that pull versus push on those smartphones. Turn those notifications off boys.
I want you to do that today. Had that emergency fund. If you don’t know what that is, you need help reach out to the line with, Dhatus send an email to support at the line with bandanas. I promise I will hit you back. I’ll give you some ideas, some tools that you can help work with right now to start building an emergency fund up.
Get that marriage counseling really lean into it. It’s not just for broken marriages. It can make a great marriage. All right, look at a week. Big surprise here guys. A Royal disgrace order out of chaos. Hope out of fear. Scott box crushed it with this book. Loved it. Thought it was, he was very real, very vulnerable.
Highly encourage you guys. The links are sinked up in the show notes. Go check that out. Make sure you add that to your lab. So it fun Friday. So, you know, we’re going to do dad jokes, right? The dad joke. Number one, I asked my friend, Sam to sing a song about the iPhone and then Samsung all of the, you know, that one was going to get you going.
So number two, dad, can I eat the cake in the fridge? Sure. But the dining room will be much more comfortable. So that’s a toss up this week, guys. That’s the toss up between one and two, one. I asked my friend, Sam to sing a song about the. And then Samsung, and number two, can I eat the cake in the fridge?
Sure. But the dining room would be more comfortable. So let me know which one hits, remember our roles they take absolutely count. Okay. And the question of what we want you to do, we’ve been talking about this week is do you believe there is always hope guys? I hope now after a week of hearing these types of messages, our scripture, the Lord, your God, who goes before you will have self by, on your back.
It is my prayer that you have more hope right now that you’re feeling stronger, that you’re feeling encouraged as a guy assessed with the line within us is all about we’re here to serve you. We’re here to help you grow in your Christian walk. So share with other people, you know, you centered out there, send a message, share it out there, go to the line with bandanas, check out the Bible study, join the lion’s den.
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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 finding hope among chaos and are items that can help you grow as a Lion.
Book of the week: Heroic Disgrace – Order out of chaos. Hope out of fear. ― A Worship Hero Story by Scott Box
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