Keith Boggs, Founder, REAL MOMENTUM Ministries, Inc.
READ Psalm 12:1
10. Mediocrity creates misery and it’s a good thing, if you press in and move on with God. This lesson is probably the most liberating reality for me. I want to live unleashed and unhindered for God as a man. And although I’ve seen God do amazing things in my life as a man, husband, and father the last few years, there is still work to do. I’m not where I want to be as a husband nor a father. I’m not where I want to be as a disciple-maker of men.
There is more I need to learn about my wife and children. There is more to discover in how to engage and encourage men and their families. I’ve got desires for coaching churches and helping them be supremely effective in ministering to their most important congregant, the man sitting in the pew this Sunday. I’ve got a long way to go, but help is on the way as my help is from the LORD!
11. We are losing the next generation of men. This one drives me.
43% of millennials (those born between 1980 and 2001) are now being raised by single parents (usually mothers) compared to 5% in 1960.
I so want to reach young men, but to be honest I don’t know how. I have seven daughters and all of them may be walking down the isle one day, though not soon, but too soon. I want my daughters and their girlfriends to walk down the isle and take the hand of a faithful, godly young man who will love and lead her like Christ. However, many of the young men in our culture today come from families that look nothing like mine. Many of them are not even raised by their father.
Reaching the next generation of men is a challenge to say the least. But, I will do what I can while I can, seeking to find ways to mentor the next generation of husbands and fathers. I’ve got a long ways to go but I think I’m on the right track!
12. Men don’t need another conference or program, men need a movement. Don’t get me wrong, I love conferences. There have been many that God has used in my life. I even lead conferences for men and families. But, a conference in and of itself is just another conference. What men need today is a movement.
Movement happens when men move together. I long to see men band together in the common mission of being faithful, trustworthy, dependable, and loyal where they live, work, and play. I look forward to the day when men can share eyeball-to-eyeball about their struggles. I look forward to the day when men can stand toe-to-toe with their issues and another brother can help them win as a man. Until men get honest with God and each other they will keep attending conferences without any transformation and we will not see a movement that we all know is needed.
God, I praise You that You are at work in me! I also praise You that You are at work in several men that I know. It is refreshing! Help men everywhere press in and move on with You. May the talk stop and the walk start, today! Help us gain the ground that we have lost on the next generation. God, fight through men for men that ignites a movement bringing glory to Your Name! Amen
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