QSource | Q1 Get Right
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5 Pax continued our leadership study: QSource. Ripken was solo at AP, nonetheless enjoyed a lively discussion with nature about leadership. Thanks Ripken for manning the Pavilion! Even if you have never posted to a 3rd F study before, now is a good time to get started. There are backblasts posted every week, so it is easy to follow along and get caught up if you miss some weeks.
This morning we began the first quadrant: Get Right. The next twelve weeks we will be breaking down how to “Get Right” in different areas of our lives.
Q1| Get Right
The Pursuit Of Proper Personal Alignment
1 Corinthinas 6:12 (NIV) “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.
- In a man’s pursuit of change in his life, is there anything that must occur first?
- Who does the unfit man serve?
- Does service to others require a man to abandon service to himself?
A man must Get Right before he can do anything else
- Picture a man capsizing a boat in a fast moving stream, and struggling to stay afloat or even being swept away by the stream.
- Applied to life, if a man is not right, he will be swept away by society and his circumstances, bringing his Concentrica (family / friends) with him.
- Concentrica: the set of circular rings formed by a man’s most Proximate relationships
An unfit man is a slave to his lack of self-control
- Fitness: a man’s Right relationship with himself
- Fellowship: a man’s Right relationship with the people with whom he is in Proximity
- Faith: a man’s Right relationship with God
- The order is prescriptive: If men don’t have any control over what they eat or drink (how they treat themselves) or if men do not have control over how they treat others, then they are still putting themselves before other things. Faith requires to put God first.
To be able to help others, a man must first help himself
- Put your oxygen mask on before trying to assist small children.
- In life, a man must be breathing pure oxygen before he can help his fellow passengers.
- A man must Get Right before he can do anything else
- An unfit man is a slave to his lack of self-control
- To be able to help others, a man must first help himself
Homework for 3/2
Thoughts for the week:
- Can a man Get Right by himself?
- Do New Year’s Resolutions work?
- Are choices good?