Leadership and Service
Leadership and Service
Gentlemen, we at MF1A-MG are here to provide the community, knowledge, and experience that so many of us are seeking. In an increasingly busy world we are finding it harder to make/find time to meet up with other men in order to seek out and live the intentional life that our faith, families and nation are calling us to.
At MF1A, we intend to do this by utilizing online devotionals and other content in order to identify what it means to be a man, a man of God, and create the goals and habits for us to become the men, husbands, and fathers our faith, families and nation need us to be.
Ultimately, in order for us to become the men God is calling us to, we must examine ourselves, break out of our animosity and through the anger we may harbor towards God and ourselves, all the while developing a relationship with other likeminded men and with God.
PREP & BRIEF: Week 0
>Briefing and Preparation
PHASE 1: Weeks 1-4
PHASE 2: Weeks 5-8
PHASE 3: Weeks 9-12
I am on a mission to become the man that God is calling me to be, to carry my cross and to live a life of leadership. To intentionally seek Him with all of my Heart,Mind,Soul, & Strength and to be an example of this for others.
Professionally and personally I see so much chaos that is a direct result of men not showing up as the men our faith, family and nation need us to be, to be their first aid in life. I see so many trapped in the low and dark valleys of life, unable to get themselves out, trapped in the darkness.
DURATION: 4 weeks, 1-4
CONTENT: Four separate devotionals, prayer, note taking, word studies, podcasts to listen to, articles to read and access to the MG (Facebook) closed chat and prayer group. This phase is truly about examining ourselves, our habits, what it means to be a man, a man of God, and the habits of "successful" men. This phase allows for you to go through the above tasks and find out how and where they fit into your life.
DURATION: 4 weeks, 5-8
CONTENT: One study that is broken into four weeks, note taking, word studies, podcasts to listen to, articles to read, access to the MG (Facebook) closed chat and prayer group, and we read a book together. We learn about humility, leadership, failure, perseverance, and growing our relationship with our significant other, family, and community. Through this phase we really start to implement the daily habits we need in order to become the men our faith, family and nation need us to be. Developing the vertical aspect of the cross, a relationship with God.
DURATION: 4 weeks, 9-12
CONTENT: This phase we take ownership of our new habits, we earn being called a man, and we dig deeper into leadership. Equipping ourselves to move into our faith, family and nations as men, as leaders. We've examined ourselves, implemented the changes we need and now we transform ourselves and our lives. We take ownership and earn these habits and the earn the new life we've begun to live. We should be bearing fruit as a man through this new way of living, truly becoming the man our faith, family, and nation need us to be. Developing the horizontal aspect of the cross, bearing fruit as a man in our faith, family and nation.
MF1A is My Family’s First Aid, it is being a leader and serving, yourself and others in order to become a positive example for others to follow. Leading and serving in order to ultimately glorify God.
MF1A is the mindset of choosing to be intentional about being a leader of and in your family, faith, and nation. MF1A is being the first aid, initial help and guidance for your family, faith and nation in whatever comes your way, wherever you find yourselves. To step out into life and lead your family, come alongside them and serve them. Ultimately, glorifying God through living out the greatest commandment. Mark 12:30-31.
Too many people simply exist, go through the motions in their current and default positions in life; I am a man because I was born a male, I am a husband because I am married, I am a father because I have kids. These people/this mindset may do a good job but are they living up to their greatest potential, helping others become better and live out their best potential.
To be MF1A we must strive to become better today than we were yesterday. We must find and
make time to train and grow our heart, mind, soul and strength through intentional actions and habits. We must do this daily, with others and ultimately, in a relationship with God.
We must look after and seek to better the heart, mind, soul and strength of our families in order to glorify God. Helping them and guiding them to become better today than they were yesterday.
MF1A is an idea, stemming from the greatest commandment. To love God with all of
our heart, soul, mind and strength, Mark 12:30. The vertical aspect of the cross. Also, to love our neighbor as ourselves, Mark 12:31. The horizontal aspect of the cross.
An idea that we cannot be the people that God is calling us to be if we don’t have a relationship with Him which we live out amongst and with others. A mindset that we must identify what the heart, soul, mind and strength are and train these.
Choosing versus simply existing.
Realizing that there are two types of choices in life; choose to be part of the
problem/apathy or choose to be part of the solution/work. Between these two choices exists a line, the line. The difference between these two choices comes down to your mindset, how you orient yourself, your heart, mind, soul and strength. What are you ultimately working for, to serve yourself or to serve God and others?
On both sides of the line, exists life and all of the highs and lows of life.
On the side of the problem/apathy, there is lack of intentional action in your life to become better and help those around you to become better. You simply exist and allow others to dictate to you how to live, you don’t lead, yourself or anyone else. You are part of the problem, serving yourself only.
On the side of the solution/work you are a leader, of yourself, your faith, family and nation. You choose to step up to the base of and into the mountain of life. You choose to do the work, to serve others in order to make life the best it can be. You choose to lead from the top, the bottom or from within. To lead and serve wherever you are, with what you have, and whom you are with. Ultimately, you choose to glorify God.
What side of the line are you living on?
HEART- Where our intellect, emotion, and morals collide with our true nature. Our emotional being.
One of the harder aspects for us to take responsibility for, correct and direct in a constructive manner.
MIND- The pursuit of knowledge. Our intellect and consciousness.
We must not settle, we must constantly push the bar higher and keep learning.
SOUL- Our spiritual aspect. We view this as serving something greater than yourself. For some, this is simply a difference between selfishness and selflessness.
STRENGTH- Being physically strong, ability to withstand great pressure or force.
An aspect that is so very important to being healthier and happier, foundational! We often think of this aspect in the physical sense. However, I challenge you to see the strength and resiliency of your heart, mind and soul as direct result from your pursuit of physical strength.