Father’s Day has me thinking about my role as a Dad. It might sound a little sexist but I believe a Father’s role is to lead their family.
That doesn’t mean to be controlling… but to lead by example. Every day your family is watching and as Dave Ramsey would say, “More is caught than taught.”
Lead in a positive way and your family will pick up on it and you’ll be rewarded, as mentioned in 3 John 1:4 (NIV).
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”
Leading a family isn’t always easy. At times it can be down right difficult. There are times when I’ve failed and haven’t been a good leader.
Especially at those times it’s important as a Dad to turn to God the Father for guidance. To be lead myself.
That idea is highlighted in the song “Lead Me” by Sanctus Real. The first time I heard that song it hit me like a ton of bricks. To me the third verse is a prayer all Dads can say:
So Father, give me the strength
To be everything I’m called to be
Oh Father, show me the way
To lead them.
Won’t You lead me?
Happy Father’s Day to all you Dads. Keep leading. It isn’t always easy but it’s worth it.