Many men in the world feel they don’t know whom they are, and they feel like they’re lost. Some men feel that they don’t belong. Maybe they feel wronged. A lot of these guys just lack the structure in their life that wasn’t taught to them growing up. Some of them never had to deal with a little adversity to show them what was important to them in life. I say bring on the adversity.
Have the courage to do what’s right. If you can change the world for the better it is your duty as a man to do it. There are no excuses here. If you do not do this you have had a moment of cowardice my friend, and you may come to regret it. You’re worth is measured by the content of your character. Martin Luther King Jr. said that.
Living for what’s important in your life. So now you need to ask yourself this. What is important in your life? If God, family, friends, and honor is your answer then I’m glad. Stick with it man. You’re on the right track.
Putting your heart into everything you do. Mainly, I’m talking about your passions and dreams in life when I say this. Achieve them, but I’m also talking about school, work, and anything else you involve yourself in. Life will be fruitful for you if you take up this lifestyle.
In regards to relationships… Honesty is the most important thing as far as relationships go obviously, but I will also say this. Listen more than you speak, and you will find that many people will be drawn to you for this reason.
Set a good example. God’s word tells us not to resist those who wrong us. “If you get slapped on one cheek then turn the other cheek.” I don’t recall which verse this is, but it basically means not to fight back, but neither should you give in. Stand up for yourself, but do so without fighting back.
If you do something good, do it in secret. This is the sign of a humble man, and humility is the mark of a good man. If you decide to go visit the widows at a nursing home don’t tell anyone about it. If you write letters to people in prison to tell them about God, and to keep them company, tell no one. The reward in this is far greater than any praise you could ever receive here on earth.
Love all. Be a man that shows kindness to all, even his enemies. Even scoundrels show kindness to their friends. Rise higher yet, and show kindness to your enemies as well.
If God is not your foundation in life, you have nothing. He is what matters in this life. God and his Holy Word.