REJECT PASSIVITY, ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY, LEAD COURAGEOUSLY, and EXPECT the GREATER, LATER REWARD. Robert Lewis, Raising a Modern Day Knight
Be INTENTIONAL. Your world needs a hero, so why not have that hero be you? No one is going to drop a mantle of power over you. You've got to seek it, ask for it, and accept whatever the Lord gives you. But, if you choose to do nothing, that's what you'll have.
Do Something IMPORTANT.PS4 has a great ad showing two men playing video games together. That's fantastic - do stuff together. But, at the end of the day, what do they have? A stronger friendship? Sure, but to what purpose - to play more games together? Choose to get involved in something that changes other people's lives. Do something that fulfills your need to make a difference. Be What God Wants You to Be: PROVIDER AND PROTECTOR Men and women are different - intentionally made that way by God's design. Men are naturally the providers for, and protectors of, the family. It doesn't mean that the man has to be the moneymaker and the fighter, but he is designed for the responsibility to ensure that his family is provided for, and that it's protected when things go sideways. Find ways to be a provider. Find ways to be a protector. It will fulfill your greater purpose. RESPONSIBILITY OPPORTUNITY AUTHORITY ACCOUNTABILITY Every man has responsibilities - they are part of growing up and being a man. Whatever his circumstances may be, a man will strive to fulfill his responsibilities, no matter how small, no matter how large. Every man seeks his opportunities. They may be insignificantly minute or overwhelmingly huge, but a man will seek them out. He takes opportunity as a challenge that will make him a better man. He recognizes that every opportunity says something about him; that they will measure who he is. Every man needs authority... for without it, a man cannot truly have responsibilities, nor will he seek opportunities. Authority - and that is authority to succeed or to fail - defines the limits of a man's responsibilities. Every man needs accountability. It's not enough to allow success or failure determine the value of what a man does; a man must allow others to help him measure his progress along the way. A man must give an account for what he has done. Biblical Manhood: There is an abundance of verses that tell how to live as a man of God. Romans 12 has been particularly helpful to this writer, especially a small phrase in Romans 12:18... "so far as it depends on you..." (ESV) When God told Elijah that there were 7,000 other believers that He had set aside, was He not telling us all that He's got everything covered. If I don't measure up, He will raise up someone else in my place, won't He? Surely, nothing, especially not the God of all creation, would depend on anything that I do. I don't matter for nothing. Nothing depends on me. And yet, God says that something does depend on me. And, if something does, then perhaps a whole lot more. What depends of you? Who depends on you?
The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 (ESV)
if You choose to do nothing, then the world will do it in your place !
Who's building the people who are important to you?