Manhood is often assumed in our culture. Rites of passage once held sacred, have been replaced by the wrong things. It’s time that we reset our cleats on the track of manhood, and start the race right. This month, we’re examining what it means to be a man, and to run the race of manhood.
It’s so easy sometimes to get derailed. One candy bar, and that strict eating plan gets thrown out the window. A short skirted co-worker bends over to pick up a paperclip, and your mind heads down a path it never should. One negative word from your wife, and all the progress you’ve made at controlling your own language is tossed out the window.
How do we get back on track once we’ve been derailed? How do we move forward when we’ve lost our momentum?
The answer is simple. Forgive yourself for your screw up. Seek forgiveness from anyone you’ve hurt (including the men who are holding you accountable.) Then move forward. If the forgiveness is done – then don’t look back. Don’t bring it up. Don’t let it derail you any longer. Move forward.
You can do this. Whatever race you are running, it matters. If you are a better man, the world is a better place. Your place in it matters. So don’t let your own failures keep you from that.