2013 Men's Forum Message
February 19, 2013
Pastor Dan Hazen
Pastor Dan Hazen of Allen Creek Community Church spoke about the need to simplify our lives in order to have room for God.
THREE MISPERCEPTIONS that keep our hearts bound up. 1) God, 2) Self and 3) Neighbor.
If we are out of touch with our hearts than we will collapse into one of the following THREE OUTCOMES...
1) Classic Shame where we feel powerless and ill-equipped and under-resourced, not up to the task and the feeling of wanting to quit.
2) Blowback Shame same as Classic Shame but instead of quitting you compensate. You create a cartoon character of what you WISH you were and what you think a real man should be like.
3) Pilgrimage where we start seeking and don't stop till we find the TRUTH!
We need to begin to SLOW Down, SIMPLIFY, Begin SERVING and in the space that is created ask the questions.
1) What are you afraid of?
2) What do you love?
3) What is your REAL name?
When you have the answers to these questions, Shame can no longer drive you into darkness, nor can shame entice you to cover the truth with posturing.