The Experience Fall 2018 Edition_Web.

How the Average Guy Can Do Great Things For God


T he average man is 5’10” and weighs 195 pounds. Yet, with that build, Walter Payton compiled 16,726 rushing yards in the NFL and became a nine-time Pro Bowl selectee. Most guys consider themselves spiritually average, and they believe that God must be looking for someone else. But God is looking for average men with above average desire. Consider that Jesus’ choice of disciples included uneducated fishermen, tradesmen, and a tax collector. The average guy’s spiritual walk can be greatly enhanced through four words: mature, master, minister and mentor. MATURE in your faith

Maturing in your faith requires a growing, unwavering belief system that engages others with compassionate integrity. Paul challenged us to “no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine” (Ephesians 4:14). I’m prone to seasickness. To compensate, I’ve learned to take my eyes off the edge of the boat with its bobbing-up-and-down motion and focus

Both what we say and how we say it matters ” “ on the steady horizon. The same is true of your belief system. When everyone around you is changing what they believe, eyes fixed on the unchanging truths of God’s


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