Maybe you’re like young David. You sense something great inside of you, but you are stuck in the field while everyone else is being told they are the ones who have potential. You aren’t good-looking enough. You aren’t smart enough. You aren’t skilled enough. You have too much baggage. You have too much sin.
Last week on the Men in the Arena Podcast, we interviewed my friend and fellow NCMM Board Member, Rod Handley. Not only is Rod the president of Character that Counts but is a Stage Four cancer survivor. Three years ago, while undergoing surgery to remove gall stones, surgeons discovered a rare form of cancer nicknamed, “Dead Man Walking Cancer” because, by the time it manifests symptoms, patients live about one day before dying.
Jesus was homeless. That’s right. The ultimate anathema in America! He had no place to put his Christmas tree! In Luke 9:58 he matter-of-factly admitted it, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”
We should rethink our definition of success!