How To Reach Your Full Capacity As A Man

Where is the bathroom…book!

Arena Men, 

All the blog posts in the month of July are excerpts from our 365 Men’s Devotional, The Field Guide: A Bathroom book for Men. This is a favorite devotion resource for men, and we sell out at every event.

            We are sharing the five essentials from my new book Strong Men Dangerous Times in preparation for the August 1st launch of Your Best Version Assessment that will be available on our website.

The Summit

George Mallory was an English mountaineer who took part in the first three British expeditions to summit Mount Everest in the 1920’s. Mallory died in 1924 attempting to summit the highest mountain in the world.

            Among other things, he’s remembered by a famous quote when was asked, “Why do you want to climb Mt. Everest?”

            He simply replied, “Because it’s there.”
            Why climb mountains?
            For a man, the answer might be as simple as Mallory’s, “because it’s there.” For others it may be to conquer. Still for others it may be to stand on the summit and know they’ve won—they’ve defeated the mountain. Some men live to summit. Others live for the view from the top.

            When it comes to understanding manhood, understand this, the pinnacle of manhood is devotion to Jesus Christ. Like Mallory’s simple answer, the theology behind full capacity manhood (humanity for that matter) is as simple as the inscription on the bottom of a soda cup at In ‘N Out Burgers, Proverbs 3:5-6:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.

           

            But men, in stereotypical stubbornness often argue, “I don’t want to stop living my life.” I translate this to mean “I don’t want to reach the summit of manhood. I don’t want to be a complete man.”

Simple Faith. Simple Theology

Let me share my masculine theology. It is sharp. It is concise. It is simple. It is deep—just like a man.  In Algebra, I first learned about 'if-then postulates', which inspired my logic: “If a triangle has three congruent sides, it is an equilateral triangle.”

            Here it is.

            If we believe God made us, then we are unique from any other created thing, since not even two snowflakes are exact.

            If we are uniquely created (Psalm 139), then He must love us because a creator loves the uniqueness in all of his handiwork.

            If He loves us, then He must also have a plan for us, because everything created was designed by its creator for some purpose.

            Are you with me?

            If He designed us individually with a purpose, then the only way to determine that purpose is to radically surrender to, trust, and seek guidance from the only One who truly knows—God.

You will seek Me and find Me 
when you search for Me
with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:13

 

Ultimate Alpha (and Omega) Man

Jesus, the ultimate man (Revelation 22:13-16), wants to lead us to the summit. He wants to make us full capacity men. To reject Jesus is to not only accept eternity apart from God, but a lifetime of living in the lowlands.

            Isaiah understood this well, “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’ (Isaiah 30:21).”

            Do you want to conquer life? Do you want to live as your best version? Do you want to reach the summit? Do you want this world to feel the full weight of who you are? Do you want to achieve the pinnacle of manhood—to be a full capacity man?

            Then give your life to Jesus with reckless abandon. It’s your only hope to summit the mountain of manhood.

Full Capacity Theology

We at Men in the Arena believe teams are the greatest tool available to see long term growth in men. Starting this fall we are unveiling a NEW strategic plan to train thousands upon thousands of men globally about how to live at full capacity as their best version. 

            During the month of July, we will write about each of the five essentials of manhood that will be covered extensively in our new program and are explained in detail in the Amazon #1 bestseller, Strong Men Dangerous Times. On August 1st we will go live with Your Best Version Assessment and active placement of trailblazing men into teams with our seasoned National Team Captains.

            Spots are extremely limited to first come first serve. This is not a marketing ploy. We are launching five teams of 20 men maximum this fall cycle, five more in the winter cycle and five more in the spring—300 men maximum. Sign up today to reserve a spot on the Wait List. The only cost involved is the price of the workbook.  

  

Living at Full Capacity in Him,

Jim

 

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