Reflections on an Oil Change

FB_IMG_1528596041568I cleaned up the house.  Then I did a load of laundry.  Then I went to the office for a couple hours.  Then I changed the oil in my truck.

It was the first time I have been under a truck since the last time I was literally under a truck.  The first time since my accident.  It was also the first time since then that I have found a feeling of achievement or accomplishment since then.

In the soul of man lies a question.  It responds throughout his life.  The question is: “am I capable?”  Not ” m I capable to kill a deer with my bare hands or build a survival shelter?”  Though these maybe questions some keen have.  No the question is: “am I capable?  Am I useful?”

10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2.10

It isn’t as if women don’t struggle with purpose, but I don’t think they do to the degree men do because of their natural disposition to working together and partnership.  They are more about the journey than the destination.  Men have a propensity toward competition and care more about the results than the path taken to achieve them.

This is one reason churches struggle with men.  When the Church has no clear goal and no defined purpose, the men themselves feel porposeless within it.

Love the smell of 10w-40.


One thought on “Reflections on an Oil Change

  1. Agree. My life changed the day I started doing what I knew I was put on this earth to do. I’ll always encourage men to search for what they were truly put on this earth to do (no matter how long it takes) and when you do find it, put everything into achieving that. Some people know at age 5, some don’t have that revealed till age 50 (took me roughly 10 years of my adult life)… I had to learn to be patient and trust God, then when that opportunity comes, take it. Vision+Hard work=success

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