To be a man of God has nothing to do with how loud you can scream.
Although screaming loudly is fun and appropriate in the moment.
When Joshua screamed walls literally came down.
But he shouted for God. Not for himself.
So when you scream, scream loud enough that walls shake.
And they fall for Christ alone.

To be a man of God has nothing to do with how much you can lift.
Although lifting is an important facet of life.
When I’m old and frail you will have to lift me out of my chair and place me in the bath.
This my son, is the sort of lifting that impresses God.

To be a man of God has nothing to do with how many women you can conquer.
Although there is something extremely biblical about the pursuit of a woman.
Chase. Chase hard. But when you catch up. Remember she is somebody’s future wife.
And as of that moment, not yours. 🙂

To be a man of God has nothing to do with how many people follow you.
Although you are growing up in a society where “followers” and “tribes” are all the rage…
If those closest to you aren’t following, then all those who don’t “know you” are actually following a facade.
God cares more about if you are following Him than who is following you.

To be a man of God son has nothing to do with how hard you can work.
Although working hard is admirable and will get you lot’s of “stuff”.
God actually cares more about how long you can lay flat on your face before Him than how long you can stand in the sight of others.
Get on your face son.
Get on your face.

And when you find yourself screaming for men, lifting for a chiseled chest, conquering women, building tribes instead of family, and working for that promotion…
Get on your face…
It will fix you.
I promise.
Love dad.