Huckleberry texted Sparky and me and ask if one of us could Q The Sword because it was his birthday and he was going to be away. So Sparky and I decided to co-Q. And it was Broke’s birthday too. (RESPECT)👊🏻!
So a few of us were fresh out of the Snowbird men’s retreat while some others were crushing the different relays going on (great job men, y’all crushed it!) while some of you HIM’s held down the fort (thank you men for guarding the home front!). With all that being said Sparky and I thought it would be great to share a few things we heard and learned over the weekend.
Here’s what we talked about:
We talked about being prepared to finish well and we looked 2 Kings 20:16-19. Isaiah comes to Hezekiah and tells him that a day is coming when the LORD is going to take everything they have and even some of his on sons will be made eunuchs in the Babylon palace. Sadly Hezekiah chose to not end well, “Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “The word of the Lord that you have spoken is good.” For he thought, “Why not, if there will be peace and security in my days?””
2 Kings 20:19 ESV. Hezekiah wasn’t thinking about his children or the future generations to come. He was only thinking about himself and his present situation with no regard for the future.
A sure way to be a poor leader it to do nothing, just be unprepared! We have to prepare to finish strong. How many men do you know who has finished strong? All you have to do is turn on the TV or look on social media and you will see a host of men who haven’t prepared to finish well. Men who in their mid to latter years should be paving the way and teaching the younger men how to live a life worth imitating (Phil. 2:17).
It really doesn’t matter how well you do when your fresh in the race, it’s that last mile that counts! Man can only push so far on his on, we need other men who will be honest with us, who we can confide in, who will push us and keep us accountable. F3 is a great way to have all these things but there has to be a personal time in the Word “Bible” studying, learning and growing in the most important relationship we have and that’s our relationship with Jesus.
We all like to prepare when we know where the end is, but in life we don’t know when the end will be. Calamity doesn’t make a man it reveals him to himself and to those around him.
A few bullet points from the men’s retreat:
• Be surrounded by men who will tell you the truth
•Be aware of your tendency for self indulgence
•Be aware of your influence: from others and to others
•Solitude: we need time alone with the Lord-more than just Bible reading. Earnestly seeking His will through pray
•A since of entitlement will destroy you: you’re owed nothing but you owe everything as a leader. Learn to be a servant leader
•Repentance should be a pattern in our lives: David says in Psalm 51:4 “Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment.” Walk in repentance
Part of finishing well is shepherding your flock in the love and grace of Jesus Christ to the end!
Sister Act and his family, Big Pappy and his family, Stogies dad, teachers and our community
New AO at Cloniger Park 3/27 start time 7am
4/17 convergence at Bulldog
4/27 PT TEST at Gashouse
Thanks for letting me lead!
Wichita out and on to the next