Men like to get together and fellowship. Often it can be at some meal, or it can be during a planned fishing or hunting trip. Maybe get together to attend a local or regional sporting event. Generally we get together just to have fun and enjoy each other’s company. Swap stories about the big one that got away or when one of our children made the big play. We just enjoy telling stories about our adventures. I get together with a few men each month just to fellowship; laugh at each other and learn about each others lives. It is a great time and I thoroughly enjoy the times we have.
But I was wondering; how many times have we done that and not realize the great opportunity we have in these gatherings. Not just the one I attend but all those that are held each month – each week – by men everywhere. Opportunities for us to share life with someone who needs encouragement and support. Maybe someone who doesn’t know Christ. What do I mean?
Well, ever thought about inviting someone to to attend one of those gatherings that may have a similar interest; such as, hunting, fishing, sports, or just a meal gathering. Ever thought that you could use that time to get to know someone and possibly share the gospel with them through your life. I don’t mean to preach – I mean just living your life and maybe if the opportunity presents itself to share what God has done in your life. Let them see God through you and in you.
Maybe the next time you have a group of men gathering for a meal you invite someone to attend with you. Or buy an extra ticket to a sporting event and invite another man to attend with you. Next time you head out to fish or hunt, think of someone who enjoys the activity and invite them along.
Who knows… maybe God will use those opportunities to reach into someone’s life and change them forever.
Together in the adventure and challenge to disciple men – Mike