Most of us were taught that God would love us if and when we change. In fact, God loves you so that you can change. What empowers change, what makes you desirous of change is the experience of love. It is that inherent experience of love that becomes the engine of change.
I have seen men get better and I have seen them go the other way. I have asked God, “What makes the difference?” God has shared much with me—personal, intimate, and critical insights. I believe he wants to reveal them to every man willing to ask questions. God wants to entrust to a man the things he must know to navigate this fallen place and see others, especially his wife and children, brought along with him.
I resolutely hope for an uprising of men, oriented men who will make a kingdom difference in this world—simply by living loved. It is the hardest thing to attain in this world. But it is also the most transforming thing in the universe. So I dare hope for it. I dare believe for it in accordance with Hebrews 11:1:
“Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” (NIV)
An excerpt from The Heart of a Warrior.