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November 24, 2018 12:30 pm
The Masculine Journey Radio Show
Every man plays a major life doesn't usually feel that way. Jesus speaks of narrow gates wide roads masculine journey is filled with many twists and turns. So how do we keep from losing heart trying to find a way life feels more like a losing battle and something worth dying for, grab your gear, request your band of brothers will serve as the guides we call masculine journey masculine journey starts here now. Welcome masculine journey. We're very glad to have. Today we have a really interesting show. The post Thanksgiving episode known and really I think it's pretty fitting topic that were talking about today which will get to the minute but we've got just a diverse group of clips don't record if we do absolutely yeah we we we have from what what movie did you bring any matrix matrix and Corey office space. I brought a kids movie.
I'm not a big surprise record Ralph bumping from a classic rock group. You know what they kinda tell the same story right. It's just listening.
Do you have the ears to hear what God saying you know the thing about the holidays, it can really do one of two things to the sick and take us into the bigger picture of life you can really think about what you truly thankful for. You can really think about the birth of Christ and in all those things that we have during the season that we ran, but unfortunately we also get to be around a lot of family but can sometimes suck us into the smaller story and so that it's hard sometimes to navigate through both of those and yesterday was a perfect example with all the shopping being in the matrix.
The smaller story that's true that's true today. We are to be talking about the matrix would not just the holidays but were talking about the things in life that the enemy would want you to believe right that that everything's gonna stay the same things will never change it. Never going to get better. All those things that he whispers in your ear so I'd really like to go to the click pretty quickly Corey to set up this first clip is absolutely this clip is off office space. Main character Peter he's a programmer for a bank is basically rewriting hundreds of thousands of lines of code for the Y2K switch and he's gotta try to sneak out early on Friday to hide from his boss who he knows you and asking the work that we can and he's just he's really miserable with his job and is Peter hello Peter, it's happening. I'm going to need you to go ahead and come into him tomorrow so if you could be here around nine that would be great.
Oh and I almost forgot.
I'm also going to need to go ahead and come in on Sunday to J we lost some people this week and we need to sort flycatcher. Thanks. So I was sitting in my cubicle today and I realized ever since I started working every single day in my life is worse than the day before it means that every single day see me that's on the worst day in my life.
What about today is today, the worst of your life Stuff. Sorry.
Is there any way that you could sort it just sought me out so that like I I don't know that I'm at work in here can I come home and think that had been fishing all day, something was what it about that clip as we talk about this bigger topic of you moving from the small story that the means to keep you in into out of the matrix and of the larger story. What really spoke to about this clip is an absolute. I can tell that some people probably kinda raised her eyebrows little bit when I sent that clip in. But on to me and I really related to this clips a little bit based off of before I was young for four, I found God before I was saved always felt the other. I'm supposed to be doing something different and there's something bigger for me but I just got stuck in this just monotony that is surrounding us in life these days, and some people are just fine with it. The other fine stuck in the matrix are fine with, you know, people tell them how they should dress in people tell him how she they should talking people, telling them what they should be doing all this is normal behavior that's fun you're supposed want to go out and drink especially want to go hook up with a bunch of girls.
If your guy that that's supposed to happen, but I always felt so lost and so just stuck because I was looking for something else. I just could not find it and didn't know it was then you have the end there were he's not this counseling group and you really get to where you find a lot of people find themselves as living in that day-to-day place. They just want something to numb it exactly can I just make it go away to ski you help me get through it, play some Xbox which I can't because I can figure out the controllers they that it will pass very good watch Netflix or you know whatever whatever it takes to kinda know him and that's not really what we need to do here. We need to find a way to step through it.
What are we really trying to step through not only get to another click a little bit of a longer clip and if you go ahead and set this clip up about what were going to talk about Sir so this is it's that Neo actually he's the kind of the main character of the story and he's been guided by Morpheus. He's kind of walking through this process of what the matrix is and how to handle it. I really want to get into it too much. I think most of you probably seen the movie but you have and it really just is a picture of me really ends up kind of being the gospel in its it's our it's really gets down to a choice of whether were going to this live like Cory is saying in this mundane, predictable, boring world are we going to get out and look at the bigger story and get involved in what God has, to offer us and just the choice that we have in that whole process but actually to also have the matrix continually tries to bring us and pull us back in.
That to me the matrix and this is the world system and maybe not in this movie but that's the that's the parallel to what we see on a daily basis.
Last, as you no doubt have guessed I am Morpheus which the honor is. Please come imagine right now you're feeling a bit like this tumbling down the rabbit hole. You could say that I can see it in your eyes. You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he's expecting. Ironically, this is not far from the truth.
Do you believe in fate now. Why not consider like the idea that I'm not in control of my life.
I know exactly what you let me tell you why you're here you're here because you know some what you know you can't explain what you feel you felt that your entire life but there's something wrong you don't know what it is but it's there like a splinter driving. It is this fee. Do you know what I'm talking about matrix do you want to know what it is.
The matrix is. It is all around us, even now in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window when you turn on the television. You can feel it when you go to work go to church when you pay your tax.
It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth that you are a slave like everyone else you were born into bondage born into a prison that you cannot smell or taste or touch a prison for your mind.
Unfortunately, no one can be told what the matrix is you have to see it for years. This is your last chance after this there is no turning you take the blue pill story and you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to take the red pill you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole. Remember, all I'm offering is the truth.
Typically I would go back to India and ask about that clip and am going to do that after the break bit Jim this movie before the show. He said when I heard the clip and makes you want to watch the movie again want to hear from you first. What was it about that movie that makes you want to watch it this movie to me really isn't exactly set the gospel and Leo does represent many ways Jesus and but one of the things in this clip that grabbed me in there so many gems in this wicked mind that for a while, but one things that grabbed me was when he said I want to be in control and he's not but he doesn't really recognize that and that really is to be where I finally found freedom is when I realize I'm not in control but I have a loving father that is going to guide me through all the struggles in the big picture. I don't have to stay in the smaller picture that's right, Andy. Now this was your clip rundown and there is so much in this clip that will will talk about again at Eric for what was it that really jumped at you for this clip obviously were talking about the matrix writer specifically so personally I really like this clip I never was big and fat find Stefan really didn't like the matrix when it came out but when it was presented in the masculine journey message. It really made a lot of sense to me is the whole story is the gospel. But what I really liked about this scene is where he talks about. It's like a splinter in your mind that just keeps you know it's just constantly there I was like Cory, I bought my walk with Christ for a long time but I didn't walk with him at the level that I needed was possible, and I knew that I was felt like as a undone unfinished man. And whenever whenever I got into the deeper things and understood. You know you know that I could be fathered by God. Those kinds of things. It released me and set me free. It was like taking the red pill for life and that red pill had the answers so much more than what I was used to walking in this Christian message. You can login bit is shallow as you want as deep as you want, but you're only really go to find that satisfaction.
That completeness. The deeper you go in life is really found when you get into that deeper and deeper part of walking with God for me. The one thing I would change about the clip until you come back just one word that really liked encouraging her to masking journey.org.
Listen to some of her past podcasts we have them on loads and loads of topics are really good in my opinion, but I'm also very biased. I go back and listen some of that masking journey radio.org salmon masking my son Eli talk about ways you can help support really smiled at. It was on the information that Facebook.com where you can click button waking masculine once again, PO Box 552 72857 within each of us a masculine life give you that heart and Christian life have to do with any of conjuring masculine journey radio John Eldridge's book. While that's a great question.
First, masculine journey radio and fears of yard really was that song is really to listen to the lyrics right, you realize how deep you love that music is so you pick the bump and added and so tell me why you picked up Jennifer a lot of times, always felt like was be a good bump in but I never really knew why exactly I to be honest with you. That method may not song so many times I really haven't hadn't listen to it to the depth of need. But when you lyrics to be one of those YouTube videos with the lyrics is a song playing in this book to me and I felt I was like, man, this is this a spot on. You know, because it just talks about the confusion that the sun starts out in the first two verses are focused on that and how I get clarity and in and that's really what we're talking about here is there's a lot of time spent coming here I am midway at midlife years old or whatever. What I would say a dedicated Christian for you.
I like 30 years but it really hasn't been of the day. Up until recently, so that's just the thing is is you you feel like, wayward son, even though you may be in the right path, but just to go in the where you really feel that that you have the victory that you should be walking and it's cool and it's a parallel that song to me. Listen to it.
That's awesome. Thank you. Introduce Corey to the whole system of ask a question you not ready for you studio together until today.
But honestly, I will try to 30 a little bit easier one because it is going to pop in my head now that you are using the matrix before another you been through boot camp and you listen to this clip. How does that kind of change from your perspective on that clipper on that movie or what's I kinda speak your heart yes so you know a lot of the things that we talked about with me and Robbie and everybody I listen to the boot camp and their personal struggles and all the things they went through that and I think I always knew I shouldn't be doing their kinda wrong, but society is just told me that for the past 10, 15 years that it's okay and then this normal.
This is normal now. It's got people on television young doctors and psychologists tell me that this is how expressed act and today I use plastic got be a drunk idiot. You know you're supposed to try to sleep with every single girl you possibly can you your space to do that and when even now, as I've started Neo walking with Christ and trying to to learning and growing him. I still feel those people pulling me back in just told this past week. Slow down you know you don't get burnout and Mike, are you kidding me I don't get burnout.
I'm diving head first and if enough on took the red pill. I think a lot of people look at it as is like a god diet.
Basically you when you first started I like to really want to do this but you know I'm going to do it and nine and Magog a cheap meal and a second and that's, that's, you know you make a lifestyle change and to make myself change yet to go into with your whole heart. When you really open up your heart to God when you really open up your heart to Christ when you really take the red pill and break out the matrix.
You don't want to do that stuff anymore because you understand that's that's not what God wants and that's fine with you is not because all you know I shouldn't do that because that's a sin it's not. I don't need to do that.
I want to do that and I wanted to stay home. I want to pray and talk with me on my best friend now that's what I'm breaking the matrix to me really means it's awesome the clip.
As I listen to it every time I hear that clip one word that I would change the word mind doesn't think it's a battle for the heart. Yes I know the mind plays a big part of it.
It really the world the enemy is after your heart because they know that that's where Christ resides in really want to break that union so that the clip is such a powerful clip in so many ways. But is this really is a a heart issue and Corey talk about the red pill for me.
The red pill was reading while the heart. Oh yeah big deal yeah I want to assure that and if you're out there here your mail listening to dad. I'd encourage you to go read aloud at heart, and get it online order at the store with whatever you need to do to get it. If you're female you want to understand your mantle a bit better that's in your life like your dad your son your significant haven't other great book to read for the ladies out there. There's also book that staysail to drought and I'm completely drawn a blank on the name of it right now.
Captivating thinking, which is very much about your heart in it and they do the same for a lot of the women I know brought their hard life and it was a red pill kind of moment when you said there was one word he wanted to change as I was listening to it that hit me to visit a minute is prison for your mind. That's a prison for your heart, your soul that were in when we're stuck in the smaller story when were just looking out for number one, were not number one. Number two well sometimes were number to wear down the list and we think about God first tire family spouse. We have one and last is paying attention to ourselves and the world as you point out, look out for yourself.
Everybody else is going to do that for you and I wouldn't encourage you to think for a moment sometime today sometime tomorrow whenever just about all the people you know in your life and really look at them closely and say, isn't the assault on their life about losing their heart is that's really what you hear from people as they they start to lose heart with.
There's a bigger story out there north of this whole things about his got his cat so much more in store for you and some regular cartoon clip. To illustrate this is from a movie called Reckitt Ralph and SQL comes out that came out this weekend and seen it yet. Looking forward to, quite honestly is a 55-year-old man to take my kids just so they think I'm normal.
But anyway Dennis in the scene you have is is Ralph who is a bad guy in a videogame. It's all data the suit. This arcade row. These videogames are an after hours. They can kinda all come together the different characters and do life together and so row spending for 30 years, a bad guy is Reckitt Ralphie destroy stuff he really doesn't want to live that life anymore and so he goes to a place to talk about it. It's a group that happens to be called bad and on because it's all the bad guys from videogames and then one reference at the lake and here is about going turbo which means really kinda taking off and going out on your own and in stepping out of the matrix, but in a negative way. I want you to listen scope and collect talk about Seamus's share Ralph Lebed will fit with your feelings and we come to terms with it really right here I'm Zend you find that guy is 90 relate to your Ralph United bottom. I was crushing men's skull like sparrow egg between my thighs and I think you have to be so bad thinking, why can't you be more like good guy and I have moment of clarity. Sangeeta is good guy crush men's skull like sparrow's egg between ties and I say then gave you are bad guy, but this does not mean your dad guy arise. I'm sorry you lost me there say they will not make you happy. Love you?
We've been asking to abandon on for years now and tonight you finally show up. Why is that I just felt like common I suppose it has something to do with the fact that while today's the 30th anniversary of my game else think Satan it's 17 got but here's the thing I want to be the bad guy anymore With the program.
Ralph turbo I'm not going turbo come on guys friend or metal or a piece of pie every once in a while life is Ralph Ralph. We get it we can change who we her. The sooner you accept that the better off your game and your life will be I know is you listen that it is got a little humor to you get here back in character and there and some things but it's really about a guy that's wanting to find the bigger story. You know he's tired of living and what the world tells me has to be this is here supposed to be. You're always going to be Reckitt Ralphie was going to destroy things never going to be a good guy in, on, I think it's funny you in that group that the people writing at had to dedicate a Satan character who tries to take care himself as not being there, which is exactly what he tries to do in our life tries to pull us back down. The good thing about this movie is and if you haven't seen in a while. On the whole thing for Edward, it would encourage watch it is rusty.
Such non-I don't care. I am going to walk out to Goodhart.
I am to go try to do the right thing. Initially, not for the right reason but God in my mind. God finds a long way in helping find true freedom right and what's really cool that when you walk with God and you find that true freedom other people start to walk with you which makes it really cool. Not initially. It's kind of tough, initially in a car you absolutely now you got all those people that really, really, meanwhile, that a lot of love you and they're trying to rein you back in because I think that are trying to do the right thing may not even be out of a bad place at all the things anybody has an opportunity to play the voice of the enemy and said, look, you need to really stay in that small story. I know you guys are going to watch this movie right yeah so what some final thoughts on on the matrix.
How do you break out of the matrix. How do you stay out of the matrix. What are you what you do to try to do that.
I mean for me again is just I had to immerse myself in, and I really did, I found a couple days after boot camp I had to just cut ties and know it hurts. I mean, it does. And he really hurts cut and some people out some things out you find yourself slowly slipping back into it. Just immerse yourself in the word of God. Just pray mean that's what I have to do and I have to constantly check myself constantly, but it's worth it when I wanted to one of the biggies that hits me as trust. We can't try. I trust you guys more than most, but there's only one person we can trust my wife would tell my kids this all the time that God is even good part as you say, goodhearted Christians may give you bad information. It would love to hear what you had to save organ have to go.
Do you have just a couple quick words. Yeah, I think a lot of times we get messed up were not living out of the court desires that God gave us and that's where we start feeling weak and in one week.
Once we get that place with God. World will find a way and what I would say just not the enemy strip you of the larger story. Ask God to help you hold onto it mass country radio.org