- I say this, because of some stuff I have been dealing with lately. I have not pushed on and toward the light at the end of the tunnel ...rather being bogged down a little (or a lot, at times) in my current struggle. An admonishment from one of my truest brothers in the Lord:2) Be a man!Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like MEN, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love (1 Cor 16.13)
- And he followed this with another paraphrased admonishing from Lewis:The exact circumstances of our situation (including our emotions) are nearly irrelevant; what matters is how we act during those times. All you can do is continue to ACT AS A MAN; to do the things you know to be right even if there's little or no heart behind them.
My second issue today is also - BE A MAN. If you have a problem with someone - no matter what the problem is - GO to the person, in person and address the problem you have with them. Don't be a pansy, hiding behind a lie by storing up your irritation and anger, because your too cowardly to confront someone ... or because you think since you have previously addressed this person about the same problems that you can just stop addressing the problem, and rather just treat them like they are less, or talk down to them, or whatever. BE MAN enough to show everyone respect ... not just the ones who deserve it (according to your own judgment). BE MAN enough to respect those who irritate you, or those you don't get along with! I am sick of this pansy-ass lack of confrontation that we put up with!