The Power of Identity and Favor

It’s time to stop living in the "gray twilight" of mediocrity and making the decision to dare mighty things and win big.

President Teddy Roosevelt once said, "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."

It's time to step out of the shadows and into the arena of greatness.

Remember, faith without works is dead. Your dreams need more than just belief – they need sweat, tenacity, and guts.

Many young men I counsel stop and think when I ask them if they're ready for reality:

  • Are you willing to work 7-day weeks and 14-hour days during the first few days or weeks as you launch your dream?

  • Can you push through when enthusiasm fades and the grind sets in?

  • Are you prepared to face fear, doubt, and disappointment head-on?

Many men I've met want to start something big – a business, a church, a movement. But when I lay out the brutal reality of what it takes, their enthusiasm often withers.

The truth is, some men aren't praying for miracles; they're hoping for magic. But God is a miracle-worker, not a magician. You do your part, He does His.

Nothing great happens without work.

Nothing great happens without a tenacious spirit.

Nothing great happens without the price of pain attached.

In Nehemiah's diary in scripture, we read how he didn't have all the answers, but he showed up every day. He worked tirelessly and prayed fervently. He held on tenaciously to his God-given vision.

Brother, we are the men who embrace the grind, push through the pain, and keep moving forward even when we can't see the finish line.

When we dream to dare mighty things, when we settle in our hearts that we're willing to pay the price for your dreams, here's the battle plan:

  1. Think deeply

  2. Pray hard

  3. Act aggressively

  4. Never quit

The world doesn't need more men living in the gray twilight. It needs men of faith, grit, and endurance who are willing to step into the arena and fight for their God-given dreams.

That's who you are. Your identity.