Day 114: Check Your Manhood

Proverbs 24:10

If you fall to pieces in a crisis, there wasn’t much to you in the first place.


Don’t fall to pieces during a crisis – check your manhood – look for the opportunity it exposes.

When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters. One represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.

This quote is often attributed to John F. Kennedy. However, it can also be traced to anonymous journals for missionaries in China. Regardless, the truth remains, when others see danger, men look for the opportunity that the crisis offers.

During the ’70s, in reaction to the United States supporting Israel during the Yom Kippur war, OPEC embargoed oil shipments. While others saw the crisis and faltered – the rationed supplies and closed stores, Tom Love changed his business model and expanded. Based out of Oklahoma, Love’s Country Stores grew a loyalty brand and now exceeds $26 Billion in annual revenue. The crisis exposed a great opportunity; Tom took advantage of it.

It takes a strong mental capacity and even stronger faith to see a crisis as an opportunity, but that is why we’re men – that’s why we lead – that’s why we are given an entrepreneurial drive. We are to be strong when others are faltering.

One of the biggest mistakes that men make is to wait for a crisis to be conditioned for it – we need to condition ourselves so that when a crisis hits, we’re prepared.

By the way, don’t try to draw your strength from your wife and children. In times of crisis, draw your strength from God, then turn and strengthen those following you.


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Read Proverbs Chapter 24

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