FatherlessnessI've seen firsthand the deep hurt and devastation that fatherlessness brings in a child's life.
Our prisons and environment are full of men and women who lived recklessly after being abandoned by their fathers, wounded by the men who should have loved them the most.
Many now fallow thesame trends of irresponsibility that their father did.
While so many mothers have sacrificed to help their children survive this disaster,they were never intended to carry the weight alone. I thank God Almighty for them.
But research is proving that a child needs a caring daddy. There is no way around this fact.
A man must be the kind of father his children needs.
The God desire for every father is : to step up with courage and do whatever it takes to be involved in the lives of his children and his wife because she is the mother of her children. But more than just being there or providing for them, he's to walk with them through their lives and be a visual representation of the character of God, their Father in heaven.
A father should love his children and seek to win their hearts at all cost. He should protect them discipline them,teach them about God and ready to lay his life for his wife the way Jesus Christ lay his life for him.
He should model how to walk with integrity and treat others with respect cos the kids are watching him. And should call out his children to become responsible men and women who live their lives for what matters in eternity.
Some men will read this and ignore it. But I tell you that as a father you are accountable to God for the position of influence he has given you. And if you do it wrong,you can't escape the punishment.
You can't fall asleep at the wheel. Only to wake up one day and realize that your job or your hobbies have no eternal value but the souls of your kids do.
Some me will read this and agree with it but have no resolve to live it out. Instead,they will live for themselves and waste the opportunity to leave a godly legacy for the next generation.
But there are some men who regardless of the mistakes they have made in the past,give the strength of their arms and the rest of their days to loving God with all they are and teach their children to do the same.
In my future home no matter what happened, the decision has been made. You don't have to ask who will guide my family,who will teach my kids to follow Christ,who will accept the responsibility of providing and protecting my family and who will pray for and bless my children to boldly pursue whatever God calls them to do. Because by Gods grace, I will. I accept this responsibility now before I have a family and its my privilege to embrace it with joy. Because I want the favor of God and His blessing in my life and on my home.