214/365: Leading and Following

Encourage the young men to be self-controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.  ~ Titus 2: 6-8

Rarely are words the motivator of young men. Actions and behavior are the strongest influencers.

As children, we emulate what we see and learn from what is shown to us. Then we carry those behaviors into our adult life. Both good and bad.

But...what if we were never exposed to men of faith or men of integrity in our early lives? What if we have messed up and strayed off track? It's never too late to start over.

We can learn from our elders. Choose to follow those who are mature in faith and striving to follow the example of Christ (regardless of their age).

Men of faith, it's our duty to "show" what integrity looks like. To demonstrate our beleifs through consistent actions. 

GO DEEPER:  1 John 2: 1-11

Next Step: Consider who you are following and also who you may be influencing with your actions.