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“The world has changed. What is our role as a man?

"What I played in the movies is not who I am, it's what I played," Denzel Washington stresses. "I'm not going to sit or stand on any pedestal and tell you about what I had in mind for you or your soul. Because the fact of the matter is, in the whole 40-year process, I was struggling for my own soul. “Strength, leadership, power, authority, guidance, patience are God's gift to us as men. We have to cherish that, not abuse it. “At 66, getting ready to be 67, having just buried my mother, I made a promise to her and to God, not just to do good the right way, but to honor my mother and my father by the way I live my life, the rest of my days on this Earth. I'm here to serve, to help, to provide”. Bro Washington, who is devout Christian, shared that he had given his life to Christ three times when he was younger “I was filled with the Holy Ghost, and it scared me. I said, "Wait a minute, I didn’t want to go this deep, I want to party". "It [the Bible] says in the last days we'll become lovers of ourselves. The number one photograph now is a selfie. So we all want to lead. We're willing to do anything - ladies and young men - to be influential. Fame is a monster and we all have these ladders and battles, roads we have to walk in our given lives. Be you famous or whoever's out there listening, we all have our individual challenges. It's cliché [but] money, don't make it better. It doesn't. Fame just magnifies the problems and the opportunities.” Many fans of Denzel Washington know that he is a devout Christian who is unashamed and unapologetic about his faith. As the son of a minister, he grew up in the church. At a very young age, he was told by a prophet that he would play an important role in spreading the Gospel around the world. From then on, he knew he had a special calling from God. Bro Washington guidance for men who are looking for success is simple, "Stay on your knees. Watch me, but listen to God,” he added. “I hope that the words in my mouth and the meditation of my heart are pleasing in God's sight, but I'm human. I'm just like you. What I have will not keep me on this Earth for one more day. Share what you know, inspire who you can, seek advice. If you want to talk to someone, talk to the one that can do something about it. Constantly develop those habits.”

“I’m doing what God told me to do from the beginning,” Washington said. “It was prophesied that I would travel the world and speak to millions of people. It was prophesied at 20. I thought it [would be] through my work, and it has been.” When he turned 59, his mother told him that he would do good by a lot of people, but he had to do good the right way. “I don’t drink anymore. I don’t do any of those things,” Washington said. “I’m all about the message to the degree that I know it, and I’m unashamed and unafraid to share it.” "Fear is nothing but contaminated faith and my chest is sagging right now because I haven't been lifting weights. I'm losing weight first. So you got to lift them faith weights. You got to do your curls and your squats daily. You may get injured; you may want to throw them down, you may want to give up, you may never be big but you have to refill your bucket every night. You have to refill your bucket every morning.”

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