What Can We Tell Men About Leading a Balanced Life?
|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Monday, February 07 2005 11:35|
If you are a leader, you should assume that most Christian men want to do the right thing. Christian guys don’t get up in the morning planning to fail. No man wakes up and says to himself, “I wonder what I can do today to irritate my wife and neglect my kids.” But it happens.
The problem is often success sickness - the disease of always wanting more, but never being happy when they get it. The passion that fuels can also consume. In the chase to “be somebody” a lot of men end up struggling with problems that success can’t solve. Problems like a wife that feels emotionally neglected or kids that have to guess at normal behavior because their dads are not around enough to mentor them. In short, these men are off balance.
What can we tell men about the look of a balanced life, and how to achieve one?
At the 50th wedding anniversary party of a friend, the 40 to 50 guests were a) his happy wife, b) his children who flew in, c) his pastor who thought enough of him to comment on his life, and d) about 40 friends. In his case, no one from the office. And he was very happy.
Tell your men these few things. You no doubt can think of more. It’s probably worth a sermon or Sunday school lesson.
Help your men discover that a happy wife, children who still want to be around them, a pastor who would be willing to say something nice about them, and about 40 friends would be a great achievement. What more can a man really want?
Together in the Battle for Men's Souls,