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Do Good and Fear No Man: Biblical-Based Success Principles

Do Good and Fear No Man: Biblical-Based Success Principles

The United States military builds some of the most incredible leaders in life. Do Good and Fear No Man, Life Lessons from a Career in the US Marines, is a book by one such leader.

He has shown himself to be a man who is faithful in his service to God, his family and his country.

I have the pleasure of knowing the author, Lieutenant Colonel David W. Pinion, U.S. Marine Corps, because of our service in church together. I was surprised the day that I learned that he had published a book.

Of course, I had to grab a copy right away! If a friend writes a book, you buy a copy, right?

Want to live a more prosperous life? Looking for secrets to impact the lives of people around you? Do you desire to become a better leader? A better husband? A better father?

This book will go a long way in moving you in the right direction.

Do Good and Fear No Man started as a project to give to the author’s children.

LtCol Pinion shares his thoughts on the frailty of life when serving in the military and what he would want his children to know should he not return home from a deployment.

“I try not to take anything for granted and am thankful for things as simple as the air in my lungs, my ability to walk across the room, and the ability to hold a thought in my head.”
LtCol David W. Pinion, Do Good and Fear No Man

do good and fear no man book coverFrom the moment I opened to cover, I could feel the heart of the author and a sense of love as he wrote the words. Very much like a father writing to his children, or even a grandfather who wants to pass on truths to his grandchildren.

The writing is certainly not condescending, though. LtCol Pinion will challenge you in the area of faith, your actions toward others and your thoughts of success and prosperity.

It can be read from cover to cover, yet be used as a reference book to look up guidance for specific situations in life.

There is even a list of 299 habits of success.

Do Good and Fear No Man is easy to read, but it won’t be easy putting the lessons into practice. As he mentions in Chapter 2, “Maturity, be it spiritual, emotional, physical or intellectual, doesn’t not just happen; it must be sought after.”

LtCol Pinion shares snippets of his experiences in the Marine Corps, hence the subtitle, Life Lessons from a Career in the US Marines.

In fact, my favorite part of the book are the two epilogues included. These epilogues detail events that happened in Fallujah, Iraq from the perspective of two different military leaders; one of them is the author. These alone are worth the price of the book!

“Life can be incredibly painful and unfair at times, but a lot will be decided on how you choose to react to the obstacles you encounter.”
LtCol David W. Pinion, Do Good and Fear No Man

Throughout the book, you will find quotes from from other authors, lots of Bible and other supporting references. It’s obvious that LtCol Pinion has taken great care to detail all of his sources.

Do Good and Fear No Man is a practical success book from a biblical perspective.

It is packed with life lessons, guiding principles and even practical resources like websites to teach you how to change a tire and recommended books to read.

If you have a desire to become a better person tomorrow than you are today, Do Good and Fear No Man is a great resource for you.

Click here to order your copy from Amazon.

While you’re at it, pick up a few copies for gifts to important people in your life!

You can follow LtCol Pinion on his Facebook page at the following link:
https://www.facebook.com/DoGoodandFearNoMan

Please share this post with others so that we can help LtCol Pinion make an impact on more people through this great book of his!

 

Doug is a retired U.S. Air Force veteran who enjoys computers and technical gadgets. He serves God in his local church in the audio/video ministry. He holds an Advanced Diploma of Biblical Studies from Faith Bible Institute. Doug and his wife, Emily, have been married since 1989 and have successfully raised three children. It is his desire to impact young Christian men. "I believe that most men are not living up to the potential that God has for them and I want to help them to find their purpose, grow spiritually and impact other men for Christ."
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“Resistance is Futile!”

Do you experience resistance in life? Here’s why and how to overcome it.

BorgStated in an earlier post, I’m a Sci-Fi geek so when I thought about a post regarding resistance, I couldn’t help but think of the Borg from Star Trek, “You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.”

In life, the force of resistance isn’t futile and most people go through life assimilated into the masses. Let me explain what I mean and tell you what you can do to escape the assimilation.

Whenever you choose to step out in life and attempt great things in your personal life, in your spiritual life or in business, you will meet resistance. It’s a given. It’s almost as if life itself is against you trying to keep you assimilated into the masses and resisting you at every turn. Understand that the bigger the calling and the bigger your vision, the more resistance you will encounter.

That’s the reason why only a few percent of people actually achieve these high levels of success. Most people are content to sit in their rocking chair sipping sweet tea and enjoy the view of the mountain from the bottom. Only a rare few decide to put in the hard work to overcome the resistance and climb that mountain, so only a rare few enjoy the exhilarating view from the top.

Here’s the sad part. It’s always those at the bottom yelling, “You’ll never make it!” or “I’ve seen hundreds of people try that and fail.” And, once you do make it to the top, it will be the same assimilated masses trying to bring you down because your success now offends them. They want the view from the top, but they don’t want to battle the resistance.

The first step in winning the battle is to recognize that you will encounter resistance.

Some resistance will be external. This will be in the form of family and friends, some well-meaning, that tell you that you should just, “Stay where it’s safe. Don’t take the risk. Good grief, some people climbing mountains fall to their death! Here, have some sweet tea and just sit next to me and chat a while. Wow, would you look at that beautiful mountain.”

Most of the resistance, however, will be internal. You’ll question your decisions, have doubts, fears, negative thoughts will race through your mind. You will wonder if you really deserve to be at the top of the mountain. The words that you tell yourself are actually more devastating than any that your friends or family will tell you, because they come from you. And while the further up the mountain you climb the less you may hear the words from the bottom, you will always hear your own. You will battle the resistance within you all the way to the top.

The second step in winning the battle is to prepare for the attacks.

Get around other mountain climbers that will encourage, teach, train and help you. Plug your ears and ignore the words from the assimilated masses, they can’t help you. Read positive and motivating books and educate yourself by those who have conquered resistance in their lives. Saturate your mind with thoughts that are positive and believe that you can accomplish great things. Get a vision and imagine the view from the top of the mountain.

Finally, win the battle by taking the action.

Start up the mountain. Resistance is only beaten back when you take action. Will it be tough? Yes. Will you expend energy? Yes. Will it hurt? Yes. Will you bleed? Probably. Could you possibly lose a limb? Yes.

Nothing great will be accomplished in your life without risk and without resistance, but by realizing that you will face resistance and by surrounding yourself with other like-minded mountain climbers, you can and will see the view from the top. And as you progress through the resistance, unknown to you and because of the resistance, you will become the person that you need to be.

So, unlike the Borg, let’s say, “I will not be assimilated. Resistance against me is futile!”


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P.S. I like sweet tea.

Doug is a retired U.S. Air Force veteran who enjoys computers and technical gadgets. He serves God in his local church in the audio/video ministry. He holds an Advanced Diploma of Biblical Studies from Faith Bible Institute. Doug and his wife, Emily, have been married since 1989 and have successfully raised three children. It is his desire to impact young Christian men. "I believe that most men are not living up to the potential that God has for them and I want to help them to find their purpose, grow spiritually and impact other men for Christ."
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