Good evening everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. We are almost through chapter 1 of The Dude’s Guide to Manhood by Darrin Patrick. I am really enjoying this book, and I hope you are! To be fair to you as a reader, and fair to the author, the remaining posts about this book will be more of my thoughts and feelings, vs. having just a summary of what I read. I hope you don’t mind.
Ever dream about what your life would have been like if you had taken a different path? Ever dream about what your life will be like in the future? I would be lying if I said no to either one of those questions. I have caught myself thinking more about the future, than the past lately.My past haunts me and my future though.
The decisions about my future, and where my life is going, ultimately could have been taken care of in the past. My health, finances, and living arrangements, could be completely different if my decisions and actions would have been different. Honestly, all this is doing is playing the what-if game. God says to do things differently.
Determined men refuse the nostalgia of the pastor the speculation of the future. Instead, they embrace the present because they know that every choice right now determines how the future will look. They don’t shrink from reality by courageously confront it. They stare down the temptation to escape into the past or daydream about the days ahead, while fighting to embrace the world around them even as they seek to change it for the better.– Darrin Patrick
I am going to challenge myself to live daily in the present. What can I do each day to live this way? What can I accomplish each day, that will make my situation better?
Will you take that challenge?
Until next time readers, God Bless!
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