The news channels are lit up with the story of the Uvalde, Texas tragedy. There were 21 people gunned down in a small town in southwest Texas last week. The entire world now knows where Uvalde, Texas is located. I lived in Uvalde as a teenager. My parents both taught and coached in this town. I was just visiting Uvalde for a Rodeo two weeks before the incident. These are great people.

Romans 12:21 “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

Build men, raise sons is the answer. Good, Godly men are the answer to overcoming evil in schools and society. Preventative measures are always the best solution. A team of mature men inserted into the schools trained to affirm these young boys and identify boys that struggle with home issues, bullying, depression, etc., is the answer.

Out of the 400 past mass shootings, zero were initiated by females! Zero! As we discussed last week, our focus must be to save the American male. This is the central issue in our world today. Malachi 4:6 reads turn the hearts of the fathers to the sons and hearts of the sons to the fathers or else we will live under a curse!

Moral values cannot be legislated into our society. Laws cannot make people do the right thing consistently. Guns are not doing the evil. It is the heart of men pulling the triggers that are doing the evil. The heart is what leads men to do the right thing daily. We must focus on changing the hearts of men.

“Purpose identified creates passion. When a man loses his purpose, he always returns to his past.” 

– Edwin Louis Cole 

This young man in Uvalde is like millions who have not found their identity or purpose. Fathers are the answer to helping these young men find their identity and purpose. You can begin your journey into purpose by reading the books Take Your Place, Alpha Male, and Test Me.

I hope you will join me in praying for the families in Uvalde, but even more than that, join me in overcoming evil with good. Join me in developing a force for good, for God. Our ministry has been training and mentoring men for almost 30 years. Take the next step now. Contact us at gfwatkins.org and let’s get you rolling into your purpose! 

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is today.

Let’s start planting!

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Pastor GF Watkins

G.F. Watkins is an international leader, author, speaker, and church planter. He is the founder of Jordan Ranch retreat center and has planted churches in Texas, Africa, and Peru. As the founder and leader of The Genesis Team, he now oversees and trains ministry leaders worldwide. A one-time All-American athlete and coach, G.F. has used the principles and patterns learned in athletics to encourage, motivate, strengthen, and mobilize thousands. He is considered an authority in the area of Men’s Ministry and on the topic of fatherlessness and has authored 6 books. Visit GFWatkins.org for more information.