Manhood Lesson 3: A Man is Focused

Men's Mobile Bible Institute

Bible Verse: 2 Timothy 2:4

No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

  • Consider the Word – 1: A man should approach his daily life with what kind of strategy?
  • Personalize the Word – 1: How would you describe your present strategy of life?
  • Consider the Word – 2: What should be your core motivation when you make decisions?
  • Personalize the Word – 2: Why do you find it challenging to experience this motivation?
  • Take Action: What can you do to focus on the core mission that God has called you to accomplish?
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  1. Itai
    Itai says:

    A Man Is Focused – Class Notes
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    Entanglement – is when you lost control
    Tangled – Immobilized, wrapped up, tied, not able to move forward
    Don’t become involved to the degree that you can not do things for God
    Affairs of this life – what we are in a battle with
    affairs – job, family, shopping, money, emotions, finances, children
    It is a war – there is a battle going on
    Battle – intense, frightening, you could die
    Focused – A man that would refused to be entangled by doing too many things
    Chose a side !
    In a battle, stay focused
    If this world is all that there is, how can you say NO to some things
    This is a temporary situation, but we can only see it by faith

    The Approach : What is your motive ?
    Is your motivation a matter of priority, or are you making a decision to please someone ?

    The motivation : You want to please God
    We need to make priority decisions
    God has already chosen to die for sinners
    The more you give into worldliness, the more it will pull you deeper to more entanglement

    We need to be grateful to the choice of what Christ did
    We should have a Focus of the “End Goal”, and the “Eternal Perspective”
    He has chosen us to be a soldier
    We are fighting to make the right choices
    Some battles are for selfish reasons, and some battles are for spiritual decisions, or for argument points that have eternal reasons
    We fight over kids. When you run after money, you loose your kids
    We need to help others to battle their spiritual battles as well
    You need to let go of some tasks, so that you can Focus more on God’s things and tasks
    You need to realize you are in a battle
    You can take radical steps sometimes, to make sure your battle moves forward

    When you lose – what can you learn from it ?
    When looking back, don’t regret that you had made the wrong decision
    Turn the loss into an opportunity to win
    You work on a strategy so that you learn from the mistakes and you can win next time

    Can a man stay Focused ?
    Can we Focus enough time ?
    Can we Focus on the right things ?
    Can we fight battles for one another ?

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