OK FELLAS I need your help because this blog is especially for you! No offense ladies, you can chime in if you want (you usually do) 🙂 but I really need help from the guys!
I’m writing a book entitled Six Seasons of a Man’s Life and I’d like to ask you to reflect on your own life or on the life of a man you look up to and see if these “Seasons” ring true. I’d love to hear your thoughts about the seasons too…have I missed one?
Preparation — Learning, growing, becoming.
We are called to be lifelong learners so learn something new everyday!
Luke 2:52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.
Productivity — Working hard to prove oneself. Finding your niche.
Working gives us great satisfaction and self esteem. Work at something you love and you’ll never have a job!
Colossians 3:23Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.
Prolific — Becoming great at something. Refining a gift.
We all have gifts, take one of your gifts and become great at it!
2 Timothy 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
Profitable — Using your gift for the accumulation of influence.
In a money driven culture can we see the value of influence and the mark it will leave on the world?
1 Corinthians 10:23 “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive.
Prosperous — Multiplying the influence in others around you.
“Pay it Forward” by investing in others who will in turn influence more.
2 Timothy 2:2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.
Patriarchal — Leaving a legacy of influence and people development
Living a life that inspires others!
Ecclesiastes 7:10-12 Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions. 11 Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a good thing and benefits those who see the sun.12 Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it.
Like I said, I would like to ask you to reflect on your own life or on the life of a man you look up to and see if these “Seasons” ring true. I’d love to hear your thoughts, questions, and more! Comment below or direct message me on FB!