Filling a Void | By, Justin Reinwand
This week at the Blaylock’s Ranch in Junction, Texas, the Men’s Legacy Program kicked off with some men that were broken, wounded in their spirits, lost in their ways, and searching for something to fill a void in their lives. These men have struggled with things from their childhood, addictions, loss of friends, and all the way to current issues in their lives. Their rucksacks of life were full and getting too heavy to bear. Our leaders have had the opportunity to pour out the gospel message and share hope and restoration with these men. The leaders have the opportunity to show these men what it is like to lay their burdens down at the feet of Jesus, to be able to show them that they are not alone and that what beats in their hearts also beats in the hearts of other men. To be able to show these men by leading them through the Bible what it is like to be a leader in the home, to love their wives like Christ loves the church, to love their children.
These men came in without any idea of what it means to leave a legacy,
or what positive impact they can have on the next generation. They learned to get rid of the victim mentality and learned to overcome the past, live in the present, and have hope in the future. To show them how important it is to be in the world, to be in prayer, to be in fellowship (church), and to have men in their lives that can hold them accountable.
These men leave the week with new looks on their faces because they know that they are leaving here with a flight plan, and they are ready to be authentic men of God. These men came in broken and have been left with restoration. They came here searching for something and have found Christ, and came here hopeless and found Hope in Jesus Christ.