Post by richyadams on Feb 14, 2017 11:14:26 GMT -8
Yes! I think this guy is right, no joke! I believe I live in an isolated culture. I think a lot will be solved, and I will glean much from hearing other men. I believe being in a group makes the world somewhat feeling smaller. Also, most of what fills the 90% problems are in my own head, or in my own beliefs, which control my decisions. Being in a mens group can inspire, ignite, give courage, and encourage me to be more...
However.., I also think the 10% of the problems I can't solve are larger than the other 90%. In other words, 90% of what I "think" is not a real problem. I don't believe we are meant to live alone. Life was meant to be shared. Think about seeing a sunrise, having a parent die, catching your first fish, or going on a roller coaster ride. All these things are experienced more when we have someone to share them with. So, others can help me solve 90% of my problems, but what do I do about the other 10% that take up 80% of my time? For example, job loss, does God give us direction and then bless it, or does He let us choose direction than bless it?, or how to deal with sins in my life? I have been in mens groups that send messages of "pray more", "read more bible", "confess more", "journal more", "spend more morning time with God". More, more, more!
So, mens groups don't have all the answers, and I have heard, "The bible has the answers to every challenge". So where do I find these answers when in an emergency situation? Back to one of my challenges... Is the bible going to bring me a job? Is the bible going to tell me what direction I should go? When does this happen? How will my answer appear? If the answer is in there, do I need to read it all day long for most days?
In a nutshell, "I think" I have more questions than I have answers. Interesting philosophy, I would like to be a fly on the wall in one of his small group meetings.
Last Edit: Feb 14, 2017 11:16:24 GMT -8 by richyadams
If the Bible reminds us of who and where we are (Christ) then that is the ultimate answer to our problems. But, most of the time the Bible is not used to remind us of who and where we are but on what we need to be doing (which is law and not Christ). As to groups, no question they are great environments for men for validation and encouragement to continue being Christ.