Friday, February 5, 2010

Making a Way!

I am a husband and a father. I love being both. Being blessed to be each of those comes with a lot of responsibility, though. They look to me for guidance, safety, food, shelter, encouragement, leadership and so on. My role is to provide those things while being one of the family, not separate from it.

I see myself as making a way for them. Taking on the challenges so they don't have to. Defeating giants they will never see. Making sacrifices for their dreams and being happy about it-even fulfilled. There are so many thieves trying to rob my family of their hope, dreams and purpose. Social change, popular opinions, current fads and such things look harmless and small, yet they are an enemy if present without restraint. These are some of the things that are fighting against the fathers who are making a way of life for their families. As fathers we must understand and recognize anything that comes to peel our wives and children away from the purpose of family. I am making a way because I am confronting the thief. I am standing at the door as a strongman. I am teaching the joy of a family being together, playing together, eating together and simply being involved and supportive of each other no matter what enemy rises up. I am making a way because I honor Yahweh and recite the importance of His presence in our lives to them. I teach them the need to draw out of Holy Spirit what we cannot draw out of a thousand teachers. I am making a way for them because they see in me it is possible to be a believer and be a strong father who is blessed and loved and happy and bold in the middle of a messed up world. I am changing the earth not so much in the moment, but more so in the next generation as I choose to make a way with my choices! I'm blessed to be making a way!