There is an unnamed feeling that haunts most men. It’s a sense that there’s more to life than the day-to-day existence we’re living now. But the culture of this world—ambition and greed and fear—teaches us to ignore that feeling. Our culture nudges us toward isolation and insecurity, boredom and fatigue, selfishness and survival. It teaches us to keep our heads down, to follow the system, to man up and power through—because that's what we men are supposed to do. So we silence our questions—Is this really all there is? Wasn’t I made for more?
But we are designed for more.
The universe's Inventor designed us like he designed the world: with passion and precision and purpose. He made us for confidence and significance, joy and relationship. He made us to be part of something massive and majestic, to contribute to his work of remaking the world. He made us to play vital parts in his Kingdom. But the one ruling this world now is a vicious enemy, hell-bent on keeping us from becoming the men we’re meant to become, and from doing the things we’re meant to do. This enemy spins lies that convince us into distraction and dependence—on alcohol, drugs, pornography, and success-at-all-cost.
Can we see past these lies? Can we begin living the way we’re meant to live?
Jesus said, "I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of." (MSG, John 10:10) He said that about us.
Invention is an invitation to join a band of renegades and revolutionaries, change-makers and troublemakers—men who don’t accept the world as it is, because they know they’re made for something better. It’s a guide to living with the depth and purpose God made us for. It will help you see the lies that obscure God’s intention for you and reconnect with God’s design for your life.
Is this really all there is? No. There’s so much more. Come and see.
Justin Camp is the co-founder of Gather Ministries and bestselling author of WiRE: A One-Year, Twice-a-Week Devotional for Busy Men.