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How do you measure up?


By Mark Lubbock 

“I beg you that when I come, I may not have to be as bold as I expect to be toward some people who think that we live by the standards of this world.”

–– 2 Corinthians 10:2    

Healthy organizations undertake periodic assessments to determine how current and past actions measure up to declared core values, vision, and mission. These assessments may result in course corrections.

Few churches, and even fewer men, take time to assess their lives in the Spirit.  Unconsciously, most men tend to live by the standards of the world, missing the mark completely.

A quick litmus test of your spiritual life is to pretend today is your last day on earth:

  • Have you lived into your purpose?
  • Are you largely fulfilled in life?
  • Are there important things you have left undone?

We all want to become the man God designed us to be. The good news is God makes a way for this to take place.

Personally, I find that the more time I, and my men’s group, spend reading the Bible, and discussing how to apply it to our lives, the better life becomes.

Such engagement enables us to hear from God clearly and frequently. Ongoing relationships with Scripture, and with each other, results in lives that look quite different from those who do not interlock in such a discipline.

God has your perfectly designed life plan ready to go. He reveals the plan in steps that are just right for where you find yourself today and tomorrow.

If you are ready to embark on the journey of your life, contact a staff member of the commission. We can walk you through each step. You are not alone in this journey!

Mark Lubbock, deployed staff member 

General Commission on UM Men 



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