Tinashe Munyaradzi has written a very powerful book that is so critical to the kind of transformation we must all as husbands undergo, if we are to enjoy total marital bliss. Whether you are married or still single you will do yourself a huge favour to read this great book. In this busy world where the accumulation of material things is considered to be a sign of success…Tinashe thinks otherwise . The book is filled with inspiring real life situations and life-changing insights and also shows the need to balance our businesses with our social life.
Its a book worth sharing…and today, I would like to share Tinashe’s introduction, which tells the story behind–Not For The Faint-hearted The Ultimate challenge for men. Enjoy!
An excerpt from “Not For The Fainthearted The Ultimate Challenge For Men! by Tinashe Munyaradzi
In the Bible, there is a very fascinating instruction that God gave to His people, the Israelites. This instruction is recorded in the book of Deuteronomy, chapter 20, verse 8. The Israelites had to observe this order whenever they went to battle against their enemies.
This is what is written: “Then the officers shall speak further to the people and say, ‘Who is the man that is afraid and fainthearted? Let him depart and return to his house, so that he might not make his brothers’ hearts melt like his heart”
What is interesting to note is that whenever the officers of the Israel army would make this announcement, many men actually returned to their houses. In at least one occasion, twenty-two thousand out of thirty-two thousand men went back home from the battlefront! This particular account is recorded in the book called Judges in chapter 7 from verse 1 to verse 3.
Here is the implicit statement made by these fainthearted men: “We would rather go home, and let the enemy subjugate us and our people than to be strong and go fight!” I can hear you say, “What cowardice!” Yes, spinelessness indeed! Especially when you discover that the enemy that the twenty-two thousand men had qualms fighting against was later defeated by an army of only three hundred men!
From this account, it is clear that the magnitude of the external odds that a man is up against has nothing to do with faintheartedness. The kind of spirit that was in the three hundred men enabled them to believe that they could defeat their enemies-even though the enemies were much greater in number than them.
As we fight on to rescue marriages, families, and communities, the odds against us are meaningless. The statistics are insignificant. There is a desperate need for men who have the courage to look at truth, embrace it, and appropriate it to their daily lives. A fainthearted man would rather die than change!
You may be a perfect gentleman who does not want to talk about gruesome things. Maybe you are opposed to war. I am sorry to be the one to tell you that, by virtue of being alive, you are involved in warfare! You may not believe this, but you don’t have to . Life is a battle. Even if you don’t want to fight, you will be fought against. It is dangerous to have all kinds of bullets and missiles flying around you and you not know what is going on.
As you read this book with rapt attention, here is the issue that that you will need to resolve, hopefully sooner than later: Are you now going to muster the courage to fight the battle of life with intentionality, or are you going to opt to return “home” to your comfort zone? Are you going to turn back to your stubborn pride, excuses, and indifference instead of fighting the lies that have been unleashed with full force against humanity?