Men who grew up with absent or weak Fathers and controlling or abusive Mothers tend to operate from a Feminized Mindset.
Popular Culture celebrates the Feminized Mindset & fears the Masculine Mindset.
God is pleased by His men operating from the Masculine Mindset.
Every day we are faced with choices of which mindset to operate from.
The following juxtapositions help us to identify when we are operating from a Feminized Mindset & course correct back to a Masculine Mindset.
FM obeys popular culture’s approval for his life.
MM obeys Jesus’ purpose for his life.
What do I have faith for, even if its unpopular? What am I going for, even if everyone else thinks I’m crazy? $10mil-10yr Vision with $3k-3mo Momentum.
FM is trapped by his circumstances.
MM is prepared by his circumstances.
Joseph in jail. David in the desert.
FM thinks that Failure & Success are permanent.
MM thinks that Failure & Success are seasonal.
Read biographies of “successful” men and take courage from their testimonies of comebacks from various failures. There’s always another Spring coming. A righteous man keeps planting seeds.
FM wants equality & fairness.
MM wants opportunity & reward.
Nobody owes me anything. God sees me in secret and rewards me openly.
FM imagines & dwells on his past failures.
MM imagines & dwells on his future successes.
Lord what does success look like for me? Who are men I can model my life on?
These Q’s are a good way to spend my journaling time.
FM focuses on, & blames the Uncontrollables.
MM focuses on, & responds to the Controllables.
When feeling overwhelmed or helpless: List the things I can control about this situation, what are my next 3 actions, schedule them.
FM embodies dispair & cowardice.
MM embodies Hope & Bravery.
90% of people are defeated & afraid. What would I do if I was fearless?
Come, let us go over to the outpost of our enemy. Perhaps the Lord will act on our behalf.
Fear not for I am with you. I am your shield, and your very great reward.
FM is defined by what he is fighting against.
MM is defined by what he is building towards.
Its easier to destroy than it is to build. Fighting attracts enemies and victims. Building attracts helpers.
A righteous man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children. Multi-generational building.
FM thinks that People are actively out to get him.
MM thinks that People are usually too busy thinking about themselves.
If God is for me, it really doesn’t matter who is against me.
By faith, people like me. By faith, people want to help me.
FM finds reasons to be grieved.
MM finds reasons to be grateful.
Clean up grievance-peddlers from my news feed. Intentionally thank people, even for little things.
I bless those who persecute me. Lord, I cast this burden on you. Thank you that you see me in secret and reward me openly. I give up my right to grievance and trust in your reward, in your vengeance.
FM attracts abusers & other victims.
MM attracts coaches & team mates.
Tell the truth. I choose who gets access to my mission.
Other people’s grievances are not my responsibility. My mission is my responsibility.
I may help you if I want, but I will not be held back from my mission by entertaining other’s grievances.
Don’t host pity parties. They’ll trash your mission. You become the average of the people around you.
FM looks for a hero to do hard things for him.
MM looks for a coach to advise him through hard things.
Read biographies. Listen to call in shows. Look for a “coach”, do their advice, show them results.
FM fights his coach’s feedback with an “F-you!”
MM takes his coach’s feedback with a “Thank you.”
But if you avoid the pruning shears, there will come a day when the only thing that can help you is a chainsaw.
FM says “I can’t do it. I don’t want to look stupid.”
MM says “Lets give it a go! I might be good at it if someone shows me how.”
What hard things do I want to attempt? What are my next 3 actions?
FM consumes other people’s passions & talents.
MM exercises their own passions & talents for other people.
What do I absolutely love doing, that I would even pay to do it? How can I serve people with that?