Confessions of a Son
Guest blog by a reader of Act Like a Man. Thanks Robert Riviera for this blog!!!
Dad, you are the captain of this ship called home. You lead us where you lead yourself.
Dad, you are the channel of the Lord’s blessings. Joshua 24:15 says, As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Be a pastor of your own family. Never delegate the whole responsibility of molding your children to the school and to the church. Our home should be a body of Christ.
I am a son, therefore, I am my father’s prized possession as Psalms 127:3 says, Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him. A father should be a good steward of his rewards.
Fathers: Build your boys and girls. Prepare them to become men and women. Building children is easier than repairing adults. As it says in Proverbs 22:6, Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
Protect your family. Shut all doors from the enemy. Don’t let any entry point be opened for him.
Fathers: spend time with your child. Build a relationship that is open and honest. Understand your son’s love language and fill in his love tank. Never allow any vices be seen in you. Stand firm. You are accountable. God has given you the authority.
Proverbs 13:24 Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him. But don’t just DISCIPLINE him, DISCIPLE him. Let him follow you as you follow Christ.
I am just a son. I am inexperienced. So, what is my right in saying all these? I may not be a father, yet, but I have already been learning from the experiences of the fathers around me and of course, from my own father.
A FATHER may be present in a family but the FATHERHOOD is absent.
I am a son of my earthly father and a son of our Heavenly Father. I am actually writing for myself, the man that I want to become, the father that I want to be. I don’t need to experience something in order for me to learn because it is wiser to learn from the experiences of others. These are the lessons learned from my future, and from the past and present of the fathers around me.
These are my confessions, Dad. God is not yet finished in you, in us. And I know God has been preparing me for the genuine meaning of Fatherhood. I will be a father someday……