Patrick Morley is the author of 18 books including the best-selling The Man in the Mirror. He teaches a Bible study to 5,000 men and is the founder of Man in the Mirror, a ministry to men (maninthemirror.org). Pat and his wife, Patsy, have two grown children and live in Winter Park, Florida. This week's readings are adapted from How God Makes Men.
What he Said … Who You're Meant to Be
Every week at our Bible study, I meet men who have professed faith in Christ but who, for the last 5, 10, 15, or more years, have been living by their own wisdom. Many were told, "Just pray this prayer and everything will turn out okay." But it hasn't. They enlisted and were issued a weapon they've never learned how to clean and shoot. These men are not bad, just confused.
Most men I talk with feel like there's another man coiled up inside of them who desperately wants to get out. How about you? Can you relate? If so, I've got some really great news for you. It's all wrapped up in the one sentence that best describes my own life: Because God is good, your life will not turn out like you planned.
That's because God has a much better plan. His plan is made up of strikingly relevant, time-tested lessons written down and preserved for us in the Bible. It pulsates with stories about men who [maintained] the passion of their faith. They became the men God created them to be. And you can too.