Changing Default Mode
As men, our default mode when we get backed into a corner is to figure our own way out, right? Don’t we like to say, “I got this.” And sure, there’s a part of masculinity that affords us that confidence. But how often do we find ourselves not really knowing what to do about a situation? Usually it’s something delicate like a difficult conversation with our children, or our spouse – or navigating a job loss, or the implosion of our safety or comfort zones. But we dive in anyway, because we’re fixers, and often muck things up. Then we’re really in a pickle.
Yet, Jesus makes this statement; “… you of little faith? … seek first His kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:30)
Our first line of defense should be to seek counsel from the Holy Spirit; first. Not as an afterthought, but the first thing.
It adjusts our attitude towards the situation.
It sets the tone for the journey out of the situation.
And it calls Heaven into action on our behalf.
Plus, it will save you a lot of heart ache to do it God’s way, first.
Greg Tutwiler, CCLC/BCPC Christian Coaching For Men