The other day I wrote a post about Authentic Manhood. In it I discussed a movement called The Five Star Man… five purposes that every man has. Over the next week or more I would like to take each of those five purposes and give you my take on them. So ladies… warning… for the next 5 post or so… Procrastinating Tomorrow is officially Manland. For a more accurate take on these purposes… check out Neil Kennedy’s book called Five Star Man.
Purpose One… Adventurous In Spirit.
The definition of adventurous is…
1. an exciting or very unusual experience.
2. participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises: the spirit of adventure.
3.a bold, usually risky undertaking; hazardous action ofuncertain outcome.
Ladies… what man do you know that is NOT adventurous in spirit?
Adventure is what makes a man pound his chest in fulfillment.
Adventure is what drives a man to conquer… to overcome… to be a victor.
Our adventures sometimes result in victory… fulfillment… and achievement.
Our adventures also can result in defeat… depression… and failure.
Whatever the outcome of our adventure… on thing that is for sure… there will be another adventure.
It’s who we are… it’s what we do… it’s in our blood… it’s in our heart.
The adventurous spirit is the rugged outdoorsman that has the nerve to shoot Bambi with a bow and arrow.
The adventurous spirit is the athlete that scores the winning touchdown.
The adventurous spirit is the courage to defend our country.
The adventurous spirit is the drive to get out and provide for our families.
Rudy Ruettiger had an adventurous spirit that allowed him to accomplish all his hopes and dreams of playing football for the University of Notre Dame.
The Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin had an adventurous spirit that love animals… and because of it we were entertained and know so much more about animals because of it.
General George Washington had an adventurous spirit that motivated him to lead men… lead a country… and be the first president of the United States.
Christopher Columbus had an adventurous spirit that lead him to discover an entire country.
As men… our adventurous spirit can motivate us do good.
As men… our adventurous spirit can also lead us to do bad.
An adventurous spirit if not guarded can send us down the road of adultery.
An adventurous spirit if not guarded can send us down the road of drunkenness.
An adventurous spirit if not guarded can send us down the road of heart ache.
As men of God… we must use our adventurous spirit for good… for His Kingdom… for His glory.
Men… don’t procrastinate guarding your adventurous spirit… but don’t procrastinate adventure either.
Use it… for God’s Kingdom.
Men… what was that thing that you did that was adventurous?
Ladies… when was the last time you were proud of your man’s adventurous spirit?