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Too many of us wander around lost and confused when the answers you seek are closer than you realize. In this Fun Friday episode Chris explores some of the salient points that Morgan Snyder shared. Remember that you are created to be a King and it’s time to take that responsibility seriously.
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Now this week. We’re actually in the book of Jeremiah. I don’t, I know we don’t go there very often, but again, we can’t ignore our Old Testament guys. There’s so much, so much to be learned and, and discerned and, and applied to our life from the Old Testament. So let’s look at Jeremiah chapter six. We’re gonna look at one verse, verse 16.
This is what the Lord says, that you pay attention if the Lord says something right. Pay attention. Stand by the ways, and see and ask for the ancient past where the good way is. And walk in it. Then you will find a resting place for your souls. But they said we will not walk in it. So guys, this goes straight to the core.
I got this. Don’t worry about me, God, I got this. Go back to that spiritual kickoff. If you have not listened to that yet, I really spent some time unpacking this scripture and how we can apply that to our life, guys, I’m telling you, so many times we get caught in a trap of, I got this, we get caught in a trap of, you know what, I’m just going to do it my way.
I’m not gonna worry about the ways of the world, um, of, of the Lord. Rather, I’m just gonna do it the way cuz the world does it this way and we go down the wrong path. Take the time to listen to the. Let him guide your directions Seriously, if you do that, if you apply, if you just try to apply this one verse like that, your challenge on Monday was apply this one verse throughout the week, have you taken any action in actually applying this verse?
I guarantee you, if you can answer and and nod your head yes to the Yes, Chris, I have taken action with this verse. I guarantee you made an impact this week for the guys who completely ignored this verse this week. You get, Hey, it’s okay. There’s no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus. Start taking some action moving forward.
Now, if you missed the episode on we. Shame on you. What are you doing? Come on now. But seriously, go back and check it out. Why? Because we have Morgan Snyder. Okay. So Morgan is John Eldridges, right hand man at Wad at Heart. They do tremendous work together. Morgan’s a wonderful author, uh, had a, just a powerful conversation with him where he unpacked some really salient truths.
I’m telling you, we’ll make an impact for you and your walk. We called it becoming a king. And I know that’s kind of weird. Like what are you talking about? Becoming a king. I’m not a king, I’m just a dude. Like I’m not a king. I’m telling you, RO, you are a king. Look yourself in the mirror right now. Say I’m a king.
I know you’re not gonna do it. Say it in your mind. Say, I am a king. Okay? And we unpack what that actually looks like in some practical ways that you can start changing your mindset and getting a better picture of identity. What that looks like. Had that identity grounded in the right things okay. Versus the wrong things.
And I thought some of the most impactful things he talked about was the vision quest man. He has this vision quest idea that he implemented with his son that was just absolutely incredible. Guys around how they take, every year they take a trip up this mountain. Apparently there’s some mountain where he lives.
And he actually gives his son these, uh, the initiation badges work through these accomplishments that his son has had throughout his life. So as his son, I’m just envisioning now the son who’s, I believe he said 19, is looking up on a wall and all he sees are these affirmations from his earthly father on things that he has done to advance as.
And just a powerful impact that’s, that’s had to have on him and his life. And just, guys, I’m telling you, there were so many truths there. Again, it’s not just about raising sons. We were talking about, we’re actually talking more about how we as individual men need to be acting to, but we can become kings.
But I’m just telling you, if you have your, your, uh, identity and the wrong things, you’re going to struggle So far as we’ve talked about being a warrior. What does that look like? So guys, if you missed. Go back and un check, check it out. Unpack it. It’s one I also mentioned that you’re gonna wanna listen to on one times versus one and a half or two times.
He unpacks a lot. Okay, so maybe you do, you don’t wanna go to that slower speed, that’s fine. Maybe listen to it two or three times, but take some notes, unpack it and let me know. Let, I’m serious holler. Just gimme some feedback. Do those conversations, do they serve you well? So send an email support at the line within us.
Love to hear from you there. So, For fun Friday. You know, we’re gonna get into our tips, right? We got our health tip, our wealth tip on our self tip. Cause we do that every week. Why do we have, why? Because we haven’t everything figured out. Heck no. We do a lot of research and we wanna bring you guys ideas.
A lot of this stuff is just bringing us back stuff, basic common sense items back to, to the front of mind so that we forget sometimes, right? So it’s just trying to help you be to on your journey. Okay? Now the health tip is very simple this week. Very simple. This week, get your annual. Guys, you gotta tell your numbers, okay?
And we neglect our health. Okay? And even if, if you’re in the best shape as you’ve ever been in your life, it is so important that you know your numbers. Now I do this every year. Usually I’ll try and get blood work done at least twice a year, just cause I like data. I just want to know. And just like you would take your car for maintenance, right?
Well, wouldn’t drive yet. Car around, whatever. Get getting any maintenance. You want to understand just your information and make that a. Okay. And as things change in life, as diets change, it’s just, you know, things happen, right? We get old every time you blow out a birthday candle, things ha, things change, okay?
So if they do, you’ll be more, you’ll be quicker to recognize it if you make this a regular practice. And then if you can recognize it early, you can address it, okay? Cuz I’m gonna tell you what, being an ostrich, that is not a winning strategy, fellas, that is not gonna win. Be that. Instead. Okay, get that blood work done.
Know your numbers. Don’t be afraid of a doctor. Don’t be one of those dudes that just goes to a doctor only if you’re about ready to die. No, no. Be proactive. Get ahead of stuff. There’s so many things flying around out there, guys. We have to take the time. Slow down, make this a priority. Have the conversations with your doctor.
Understand, you know, your cholesterol, your blood pressure, all those different key factors. Your, your, your body mass, all those things that can affect you guys, okay? And be thinking about that. So know your numbers. That’s your health tip, your wealth tip, okay? This is another simple one for just weed guys.
Do not miss an opportunity to get free money with a company match. Now, I know I, it should be simple that we, that, that we would never miss this, but they are guys who miss this. Okay? So many companies out. Offer a match on contribution for, for their retirement plan. Okay? If they do this, guys take advantage of it.
Okay? Now you, you may choose to invest in other vehicles. I totally get that, but take this some chance to grab some free cheddar to sit right here on the plate. Voice. Okay? This is just hanging there. This is a no brainer. You wouldn’t just walk by a street and see a $20 bill and just like keep strolling, would you?
Heck no. You’ve bent over, picked that thing up. Same thing’s happening here. Just on a bigger scale, a much bigger scale. You gotta jump on these plans, okay? So find out what your company offers and get that cash. I’m telling you, even if you have other retirement areas set up already, just don’t miss the free cash.
Many of ’em will do up to like force percent or six. What you need to find out what the percentages are, what the matches are, jump on it. And on this same topic, some companies will also offer free money for different insurance options. Like I know one of the companies I’ve worked for in the past, they offer a stipend if you choose to, high deductible insurance plan.
Now, it’s a pretty good number. They, I think they at that time, 600 bucks or something, like maybe a thousand that they would offer if you choose a high insurance plant. There’s different risk associa associated with those plans, but you need to know all your different benefits. But anytime you get a chance to grab some free money from your employer and you don’t take advantage of it without, without at least knowing an understanding, gosh, you, you just, that, that is not being a good steward.
That’s not being good steward. So take advantage of any opportunities, any programmers that your company offers. Maybe you’ve put this off for a while and you, it’s time to go back and revisit. Hey, let this be your, your challenge. Go ask the question and find out what type of of matches exist. Now your self tip, this is a little bit of a different tip.
Okay, this is a little weird, but I, I wanted to share this one cuz it can be a lot of fun. So start a meme texting chain with your wife. Okay? So what you should do, I’ve done this once, twice in the past with Becca, but it’s, it’s, it can be kind of fun. Just tell the rules. Say, Hey, we’re gonna start a a, a meme chain and then just start and have some fun with it.
Okay. Just one meme after the other. Like, you can’t answer with actual words. It has to be memes. Okay. My wife and I think we’ve done this, we quite often, we used to do it on, on teams. We would, we would hit each other doing our, throughout our workday and just, it’d be, it’s so. The tights of lean of memes out there, that just will absolutely crack you up, and it could be a great way to do disconnect de-stress.
Hey, for you guys that are married, if you’re doing this with your wife, hey, there’s some memes out there with some sexual innu innuendo that you can have. Hey, that may a little add a little spice to your day, but seriously, we don’t laugh enough guys. We gotta laugh. Silly meme basically can lift one of your days.
So, so text are some memes Only get after it. I will just tell you, just, just thought about this. I’ve been in me, he, and I hope you guys have this. I’ve been in meetings with a buddy and he knows who he is. He, he, he a very, very good friend of mine and we, I can’t look at ’em when he’ll send me some memes cause he, he hits them just right and it’s just like, you ever had that guy who hits you with that meme at the, at the.
And the worst time, but he knows he’s doing it on purpose. He’s just cracking you up. I hope you have that friend. If you don’t be that friend to someone else, that’s a great way to get ’em going, so just send ’em a meme. I’ve been in meetings before where its just back. They’re just dragging on and on, and I found a meme where it’s like somebody’s jumping out a window and you send that to the right person at the right time.
You seeing him start smiling. All of a sudden, you just made a little bit of connection. But do this, this, this tip is more centered around your wife, but just have some fun with it. We got these, these smartphones, this technology in our. Let’s use it for some fun every now and then. Okay guys, not just some, some meaningless stuff out there.
Let’s, and scrolling. Let’s actually have some connection and you never know. You may have a little fun with your wife. So there your three tips. Your health tip, get that physical done. Your well tip. Do not miss an opportunity to get free tip with a company match and your self tip. Hey, start a meme texting chain with your wife.
Have some fun with it. Now, the book of the week this week, guys. No surprise here for sure. Becoming a King. Becoming a King by Morgan Snyder. I’m holding up a copy here for our guys who watch on YouTube. It’s a great, great book. It’s definitely a little bit heavier read. It’s gonna take you a little bit longer.
It’s took me a little bit longer to, to get through this one because the, the, the information that Morgan unpacks deserves time. Okay, so this is a little over 200 pages book. He really talks about being a son, being a warrior, the good soul being a like-hearted, and everything works towards being a king, uh, in Chapter 10.
So how I’ll encourage you to check this book out, uh, the resources that Morgan talked about in his episode. We’ll make sure that you guys have links to that as well. Okay? So check this one out. Becoming a king. This, I’m so glad I got this as my li and part as part of my library now. And what an honor it was to work with Morgan again.
So let’s get to our dad jokes. Our dad jokes on our fun Friday. We know you guys always love these. These are, these are fun to pop to, to, to share with you guys. So let’s jump right in. So, dad joke number one, remember when plastic surgery was a taboo subject? Now you just mentioned Botox and nobody raises an eyebrow.
So there you go guys. That’s your first one. Now, number two, a weasel walks into the bar. The bartender ass. What can I get you? Pop goes to Weasel. So there you go guys. Number one, remember when placid surgery was a taboo subject? Now you, you can’t mention Botox and nobody raises an eyebrow. So there you go.
And number two, a weasel walks into a bar. The bartender asks, what can I get you? Pop goes to weasel. So guys, I know which one I’m going with this week. I, I’ll see which one you go with. Give us a vote, Hey to, by the way, to do the votes and the connections, things like, Connect with us over on Instagram and Facebook.
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We always put our dad jokes out there on social media too, so that could be something if you like. You could forward ’em right out. Those dad jokes always get a, a, a pretty good amount of engagement each week. So, uh, connect with us there. Again, Facebook’s a primary place and Instagram where you connect with the line within us, and we’ll try to get those show notes, those links to those accounts as well in the show notes.
Guys, so the question we talked about all week this week, do I have what it takes? And I know each and every guy listening, we ask this question. You know why? I know cause I asked this question. Lemme just answer it for you. Yes. If you have questions on whether or not you have what it takes, you’re not alone.
We have built resources to help you guys. So again, go to the line within us, that’s the lion within us. Start your 30 day free trial of our community. Let come in, let us talk to you, let us, let us understand where you’re at and let us see how we can serve you to be the man God has called you. I’m telling you, we have built resources to help you.
We have courses, we have events, we have bible studies guys, we have Aspen, anythings, we have, uh, masterminds, guys, we have the resources out there to help you in your walk, to help you along your journey. But you’re not gonna be able to access it on the outside. You gotta get inside. So start that 30 day free trial for sure.
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Thank you again. Get after it. Don’t forget, you are a king. You are a royal priesthood, okay? Don’t ever forget that guys. You can do this. Now it’s time to get out and unleash the lion within.
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In true Fun Friday fashion we have a Health, Wealth and Self tip that we pray serves you well. Let us know what dad joke lands the best and be sure to grab a copy of the book of the week.
Book of the week: Becoming a King: The Path to Restoring the Heart of a Man by Morgan Snyder
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