THE SCENE: It was rainy and 55 degrees, true definition of “gloom”
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER – Done, covered it all
Side Straddle Hops X20
Daisy Pickers X20
Arm Circles Front X 10 /Back X10
Mozie to Big Lot
Each exercise followed by 80 yd sprint (40yds out, 40 yds back)
100 CMU Hops (0VER HEAD OPTION)
90 Second of incline Plank
80 CMU Curls
70 CMU Squats
50 CMU Mercans
40 CMU Step-ups
30 Big Boy Sit-ups
20 Shoulder Presses
10 Burpees with CMU
10 Burpees with CMU
15 Shoulder Presses
Return to Startex with Indian Run
90 seconds of plank
Flutter Kicks x15
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
11 PAX, no FNG
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Journey to Signifance
Not sure how Stonehenge was built but it left a lasting impression. It took significant sacrifice, as the stones that are standing there were not indingeous to that area. Some were likely mined from areas at least 150 miles away. Stonehenge was built 3000 BC and likely took thousands of men to build over hundreds years. I’m not sure who’s idea it was to what is what for but it was significant for sure.
As men we have lots of responsibilities, those primarily being spiritual leaders, protectors and providers for our families. I call that sustenance, meeting the basic needs of our family. That can be really tough some times. As we accomplish those things, we begin focusing on success, creating nicer environments for families, storing up more for security. All good things, such that we don’t become consumed by those pursuits. My challenge to you, no matter where you are in your journey, always work toward significance. Significance doesn’t come from building monuments (like Stonehenge), having bigger titles, bigger bank accounts or building bigger houses, all of which are not bad thing in of themselves. Significance come from the investments we make in relationships. Helping creating positive life change in others. This can be as simple as being kind, providing a encouraging word, “being there”, listening, praying earnestly for others and investing your time and resources in kingdom work and providing for the poor.
Some days we are just trying to get through the day, the month, to the next paycheck or through the next commitment. But each of us has the ability to live of life of significance by setting ourselves aside and following the example of Jesus Christ who lived the life of perfect significance. He didn’t leave a monument of stone, but one of wood on a hill outside Jerusalem and gave the world the gift of salvation for those that believe in Him.
Thanks to the 10 men who showed up in the rain to make themselves better. Today’s COT speaks to so much of what I’m working on personally, responding to God’s call to live a life of significance in the eye of Jesus. Walking away from the temporal possessions and worldly identities we cling to make ourselves feel secure and significant. Our identity can only be in Christ who should be our only identity and source of security.
“I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalms 16:8 NASB