The Men of Iron Minute

by Chad Zueck | Director of Content Creation

Learn to Carry Weight

Dream big and stand tall as a man. Lean into this. Take this to heart. Through flaws and failures, God invites his sons and daughters into deep work. If you are going through the motions in life or unenergetic in your purpose, let this be a 5 AM wake-up from destiny. God created you to do great things. You were meant for more. You have more strength than you can imagine. Strength imagined is helpful, but strength applied is heroic.

Here are a few things I have learned about masculine strength and how to chart success as a man. The word strength (ischyō in Greek) means to face the “necessary resistance that brings what the Lord defines as success.” It’s a term that refers to the Lord empowering people with what’s necessary to endure and achieve what He gives us faith to endure and persevere. So, faith and strength go together in every way as the Lord provides faith and strength through His Spirit. Adam was put in the garden to tend and keep it (Genesis 2:15), and we are still living out that mandate in our fast-paced, tech-crazed world. We partner with God like Adam and the heroes before us (Hebrews 11), and we must embrace our role.


Men demonstrate strength when they carry the weight of personal responsibility.


Men fend off apathy with action.


Let this sink in.

“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” Eleanor Roosevelt


You can begin with these small and significant steps.

  • Develop spiritual habits
  • Get up early
  • Get fit
  • Be spiritually curious
  • Learn new things
  • Do good work
  • Lift heavy things
  • Trust and obey God
  • Find a mentor
  • Go to church often
  • Sleep well
  • Eat like a human
  • Drop porn forever
  • Be proactive in your marriage


A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. Christopher Reeve


Be heroic.

Use your strength.

Take personal responsibility.

Contact our team today to find out how you can become a mentor, find a mentor and be a better man! And DO NOT forget to check out The Men of Iron Podcast – Running 100 mph with God in Slow Motion Feat. Dustin Johnson (EP. 93)