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We are not called to do life alone!
Jesus chose to have a crew of men around him during his time on earth so why should we think we can do it on our own? If this Fun Friday episode Chris reviews some of the insight he learned from Christian hip hop artist and movie producer Domingo Guyton.
If you wanna be the leader you're intendeded to be, you need to be very intentional about the people that you're doing life with and how are you allowing them to speak and to your life. Click To Tweet Chris Grainger
Now you know how we’re gonna start every episode of the line within US scripture. The scripture this week was Proverbs three verses seven and eight. Okay? Do not be wise in your own eyes. Fear the Lord and Shun evil. Shun gotta shun that evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.
Go check out the spiritual kickoff if you missed it. Guys, I really unpacked that scripture gave you some real, some, some things to think about, about particularly not worshiping that mirror because this is not a prosperity verse about your body. This is about fearing the Lord, making sure that we are following his.
Directly. Okay, now, if you missed the episode on Wednesday, we had the Christian hiphop artist as well as movie producer Domingo guiding. So a wonderful conversation with Domingo. We unpacked so much about his, his, his, his story from Boston growing up, how he got saved at 26, how that just it. The impact it had on his life was, you know, he was going to the club every night, spending all night, and just because he got saved, he was still on fire for the Lord.
That never stopped. So he could, he said, I could be up all night for the Lord too, right? So he just changed his ways, guys. He has done some phenomenal things. He even gave us a taste of his Christian hip hop music. Go check that out. That was awesome. I didn’t know he was gonna do that for us. But he was just a wonderful guy.
Loved spending, getting to know him. Love how he talked about the humility that we all need to. How men need to start stepping up in our churches and our homes, things we need to be doing. So Domingo covered it all as well as this new movie, you know, the things he’s working on, he’s trying to get the funding for that.
He’s got the screenplay written, all that stuff’s done. So he gave us some pretty good insight to what that Christian movie world looks like as well. So thought it was even pretty cool. He knows one of our producers from the chosen, so, hey, that was a pretty awesome conversation. Go back, check it out.
Domingo again, great guy out of Atlanta. Support him. Go check his out his website, domingo gein.com and uh, guys, it was, that was a fun conversation for me. Now, Fine Friday, you know, we’re gonna give you a health tip, well tip and a self tip. That’s just every week going do it. All right, so for your health tip this week, what I want you to think about Jim wrong, he famously said that we are the average of the five people.
The five people that we spend the most time with, okay? Now that relates to a law, to the law averages, which is the theory that results of any given situation will be the average of all outcomes. Okay? So I want you to think about. Really think about, maybe go look at your phone. The last five text messages that you sent, who were they to?
Okay, or the, the last, uh, five guys that you hung out with. Who were they? What were they talking about? What were you guys doing? At any point did your faith come up? Christianity, Jesus, anything like that? Or is it all secular? And guys, this is not a judgment, you know, question here. This is just, I want you to think about this.
If you wanna be the leader you’re pred destined to be, you need to be very intentional about the people that you’re doing life with and how are you allowing them to speak and to your life. It makes an impact, guys, you gotta be careful, okay? I’m not saying shun the world now, that’s all I’m saying. I’m just saying for the five people that you spend the most time with, you need to be very intentional about this.
Okay? So there’s your health tip, because again, protecting that mind, we gotta make sure we’re having good people speak into us, right? Because if you get that negativity constantly chattering, It can wear you now the strongest man. It can wear you down. So you need to be super careful about this, guys. All right, wealth tip.
Okay, now we’re at the very end, the beginning of of December. This is the month where most budgets blow up. Okay guys, I’ve seen it. I’ve been doing financial coaching, guys. I trust me. December is the month where it all goes haywire. Okay? You could be tracking along. Great. Hit December. Next thing you know you’re.
Trying to get to pay off your credit card bills, okay? Don’t want that to happen. Pay attention and stick to your plan, okay? Don’t pay the penalty that first quarter. So many people and families pay the penalty because they’re unprepared today. So I get it. This is a big month of spending. We do a lot of things in preparation for Christmas.
This is not a podcast is gonna talk about whether you should or should not do that. I do think we need to. The primary reason for the season, but I get it. We want to have some to, to have some fun with our families. Excuse me. Make some memories. That’s fine. Plan for it. Do not let this month blow your budget up.
Be careful here guys. Put some boundaries up. Have extra meetings with your spouse. Okay? You need to really be on top of this. Maybe you need to go to have a meeting once a week in December. Okay? Because you really need to understand as you get, you’re going, you gonna have this pop up a lot. Well, we haven’t got anything for this person.
We haven’t got anything for them. I’m just gonna go to Amazon and get a gift card from them. I’m gonna go get a gift card here. Next thing you know, those gift cards add up, you know, spend another thousand bucks. It happens. It happens. Well, I gotta go buy some more Christmas cards. We didn’t have, you know, they sent us a Christmas card and, and we hadn’t sent them one.
Guys, stick to your plan. Your wife’s gonna be stressed out. I get it. You gonna be stressed out. Lower that stress by having a plan. Sticking to it. So that is your wealth tip. Okay. Now the self tip, this came up to me and I thought this was really great insight, uh, when I heard this struggle together. Okay.
Struggle together. Too often we try to hide the areas of the life that we’re battling and because we don’t wanna look weak and we wanna look strong. Guys wanna look like we got it together, right? But the strongest couples realize, right. That we have married flawed centers. You married a flawed center, and guess what?
So, so did she. And we each need each other during the struggles. By working through these areas together, you are building strength. That is incredible. But if you try to suppress the struggle or hide the struggle or get frustrated at the struggle, you’re not gonna be able to go to, to move past and to move forward the way that you need to.
So, Guys, I’ve been very transparent on the line with, it’s been around anxiety or stress or, or weight loss, things like that. Things that I’ve battled my life. I tell my wife about ’em and she’s my partner. She’s Mor Rock, and I’m her rock. I know what she’s struggling with. And together, you know, we’ll go to, we’ll just take stuff to the Lord and prayer.
I just, it’s got to the point where Becca now, or I can just tell her I’m struggling. Hey look. I’m struggling with some anxiety tonight. I, a lot of things happen, whatever it is, and she’ll stop right there. Whatever she’s doing, she’s like, alright, we’re gonna pray right now. And look, that would not happen if I wasn’t at least willing to share my struggles with her.
And guys, you’re going to have struggles if you. You’re lying to yourself, okay? Struggles are real. She’s part of life. You know, this is a dark world. We, we living, we’re living in the fallen world. Struggles are going to exist. Don’t do it alone. Talk to her about it. She deserves it. And then encourage her to share her struggles as well.
So there you go guys. Your health tip. Five people that you spend the most time with, you’re the average of those. The wealth tip, don’t let this month blow up your budget and in your self tip struggle together. All right guys, now for your book of the week this week. We have the book called Defy Gravity.
Now this book is from a guy named Ivan Thomas. Now why, why am I pulling this book out? Well, Ivan is actually the gentleman that connected me and Domingo. Okay. So he works with Domingo. He sent me his book. He’s taught Unleashing, which I love that part, right? You got Unleash the Line with, but he’s, and he called it Unleashing Your Greatness Within.
It’s a fun little read here, guys, that you’ll really enjoy this book. Uh, I think this is, this is, this is one where he talks about the different things that he has done in his life. Uh, to defy gravity to, to grow as a man, as a leader. And I, I think little guys, that this again, could be a fun one for you guys.
Where he talk, he talks about, you know, stop, um, positioning yourself for the opportunity, how you, how you go about doing, doing that. He talks about entrepreneurship, what that looks like, knowing your worth and, you know, your self worth and things like that. So guys, it was a, a pretty good read. I wanted to definitely support Ivan cuz he connected Domingo and I.
So go check out the show notes. You’ll be be able to get a copy of his book, toy Gravity right there. Okay, now you know on Fun Fridays we’re gonna have our dad jokes, okay? So we’re gonna give you two dad jokes this week. Let us know which one lands best. Remember eye rolls do count. So number one, first Dad joke of the week.
I had a happy childhood. My dad put me in tires and rolled me down hills. Those were good years . So there you go guys. That’s number one. Number two, I have a disease where I can’t stop telling airport jokes. My doctor says it’s terminal. So guys, you gonna have to battle on this one cuz I think they’re both pretty good.
Number one, I had a, a happy childhood. My dad rolled me in tires, put my dad, put me in tires and rolled me down the hills. Those were good years. Number two, I, I have a disease where I can’t stop telling airport jokes. My doctor says it’s terminal . So there you go guys. Let us know which one hits best.
Prayerfully. That gets a little smile going for you. Now, the question we talked about this week, how would it look like to move from pain to purpose in your. Okay, pain. We can’t just stay in that pain cycle. We gotta get out of it and move to purpose. Purpose in our life. The guys I pray this week serve you well, shared us with others out there.
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Make sure you circle that in your Bible, go out there, you know, and start actually applying that area to your life. The guys get after it, come back next week. We’ll have some more great episodes coming for you next week. So, so, so humbled that you took the time to listen to the line with Dennis. Thank you from the bottom of my heart that get out there this weekend, unleash the lion with them.
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As always there are health, wealth and self tips that aim to serve you in your Christian walk. Pay close attention to the health tip and take a survey of who has your ear the most in your life. Are they pulling you closer to God or pushing you further away?
In true Fun Friday fashion there are dad jokes that hopefully get you a few chuckles (or at least an eye roll). Check out the book of the week that is from one of Domingo’s closest friends.
Book of the week: Defy Gravity: Unleashing Your Greatness Within by Ivan Thomas
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