…but the people who know their God shall stand firm and take action  Daniel 11:32b

from Issachar, men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do… 1 Chronicles 12:32a

As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. Luke 9:51

When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13

 

Resolute’s name was chosen because of the radical determined obedience demonstrated by Jesus in Luke 9:51. Take careful note of the passages above and the men of great resolve represented in each. The stories that accompany each of these examples stir up all kinds of emotional response. Projecting a few modern examples from my mind, I think of movies like Gladiator and Braveheart. You have a character in a story with deep conviction set in an against-all-odds scenario. You may have your example, but the point is still valid. Men that act resolutely with courage, confidence, and cause, have a profound impact.

Naturally one might ask, am I a resolute man? Regardless of how you answer that question, let me both encourage and challenge you. Reading this right now indicates you have a pulse. If you’re a man, the potential to become a man of great conviction is entirely possible. You may be anywhere in the process right now, but to make forward progress, a plan is necessary. Men instinctively plan for what is most important. Hope is no strategy. Which man would you say you are as a follower of Christ? The one who has a plan (knows and takes action) or the one who hopes. Use RESOLUTE content or something else, but don’t merely wish.

DO THIS TODAY: Evaluate your spiritual gameplan by its effectiveness. Find something that works.

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