Time passes. Circumstances change. People come and people go. Life gets busy. Life gets boring. Relationships go bad. Relationships go good.
Maintenance is necessary to make sure that throughout all of these circumstances, you maintain your mature manhood and faith in Jesus. Do you perform it as often as you need?
Maintenance requires maturity. Maintenance requires a man to think beyond himself and think about the people around him.
Maintenance requires a man to think beyond today and plan for his future. Maintenance requires a man to hold to his wedding vows exactly as he speaks them. Maintenance requires a husband to take responsibility for his soon-to-be children.
Maintenance requires a father to do his duties of raising his children according to the standard of God. Maintenance requires a man to review his relationship and faith in Christ daily.
Are you performing the necessary maintenance in your life or circumstances?
Whether you care to admit it or not, all aspects of your regular life require maintenance. You car must be maintained in order to run properly. Your house needs to be cleaned inside and out often to maintain order. Your work requires you to maintain consistency in showing up on time and getting your work done in a timely manner. You know these things and, at this point, you almost do them without any thought of the maintenance you are performing.
Your spiritual walk demands a level of maintenance. It's why God has led me to lead the charge with Manturity.com. It is why I wrote a 30-day challenge specifically on the topic of maintenance. It's why I continue to write articles about maintaining your faith daily and weekly. Your spiritual walk is about your relationship and faith in Christ. It is the most importance type of maintenance you will ever perform in your life.
When was the last time you considered the maintenance needed in your regular life?
More importantly, when was the last time you considered the maintenance needed in your spiritual life?
Man up this week, and review all areas of your life, like the ones mentioned in the above sentences.
Pray for strength. Pray for guidance. We'll be praying for you as well.
What are some areas in your own life that need maintenance, and are you ready to perform it?
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