For each era, for each generation, each segment of people group, there is a version of the “real man”. For some, it is the farmer that can fix a fence, tractor, combine or anything else with just a pair of pliers. For others, it is the CEO of a Forbes 100 company. Some see those who could survive the wilderness with just a few items as real men, enter Bear Grylls.
Like many people, there are decisions that I have made in my life that I don’t necessarily like. These are decisions that I have made based more out of fear than based on wisdom. With every poor decision based on fear, my confidence in decision making dwindled to the point that I became fearful to make decisions.
It’s funny to me how my interest in cycling has somewhat mirrored my walk with the Lord. One has given me a healthy life and the other an eternal life. And as I learn more about the Tour, the more I see how we can learn from cyclists on the Tour de France for our walk together in our tour de la vie, or our tour of life.