A Story of Freedom: Justin Combs

Before Exodus, I thought that my life was in a good spot, which it was, but it was lacking in discipline. Doing Exodus the first time I was surprised to find out how weak I really was. Exodus humbled me.

Before Exodus, I thought that my life was in a good spot, which it was, but it was lacking in discipline.  Doing Exodus the first time I was surprised to find out how weak I really was. Exodus humbled me. It helped me understand, in a good way, my weaknesses so that I could see them and work on them, but also be able to rely on God to help me get through those weaknesses.  

One of the things I tell guys when you’re doing exodus is that you need to make a plan. You need to schedule out time for prayer, time for exercise, or it’s not going to get done. I’m waking up at 5 in the morning, making sure I get my prayer in, I’m getting my exercise in,  before my day starts.  That’s been such a blessing in my own life to make sure I’m healthier spiritually and physically.  

I’ve done Exodus six or seven times now, and I keep doing it because I need to every year. Every time I do exodus I grow in some way. It’s just too valuable for me NOT to do – especially when I feel downtrodden and stressed out. I was thinking recently, “you know, maybe this is the year I don’t do Exodus”, but then I realized, “no, this is the year that I probably need to do it the most.”

Every man that I’ve invited to join Exodus, who has joined me, has told me that it’s changed their life in some way. Exodus is a program in which you have to be able to look at yourself and understand that you’re not necessarily going to like what you see, but be willing to grow from it. And if you don’t want to be a part of that, it’s not going to be fruitful for you. 

If you’re on the fence, pray about it. It will be good for you but you have to want to do it.

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