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When a Godly Dad Wants to Give Up

Posted: December 9, 2014 at 5:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Ever feel like giving up? These little ones that are in your life, look up to you to provide for their needs and the pour out the never empty ATM for them can drain a man. You carry the weight of the finances, the care of your children, the love for your wife, and so much more. To call the Godly Daddy a slouch would be an insult and the offender should be…well, never mind. The point being, there are times when a Godly Dad is done. He’s cooked. He’s ready to be served for dinner. There are times where the Godly Dad just can’t handle the pressure any longer.

There are days when a dad just has enough. He wants to take off his “dad hat” and put on his “I don’t want to be responsible for one more thing” hat. Sure, you’re perfect so I will just write to myself on here. I have moments, like some of you honest men, where I wonder what it would be like to be a heathen and just give up this walk. I would never do it because I know I love my God so much and what He has done for me is priceless. But there are moments where you start to think; “Gee….I wonder what it would be like to…” and you can fill in the blank.

But what I have had to do is to be perfectly honest with myself and with God. It was at this point when I realized that if I didn’t get honest, I would completely lose my head to the thoughts that run a muck. I want to challenge you, Dads, to get someone to talk to. A man who will listen. I don’t want you to be alone in this fight. It can be safe to say that our culture has labeled the man a wimp if has any sort of weakness, yet we don’t have a way to support them when they are having a rough time or when they are ready to give up.  I want to encourage you to find that person today. Get it off your chest and out in the open.

Now, how does this relate to the Scripture?

Plans fail when there is no counsel but with abundant advisers they are established. Proverbs 15:22

Get the advisers that are going to be entrusted to help you get through the rough patch, help others get through that patch, and just to be a fellowship of men who can help one another be the Godly Daddy that you are made to be!

William Howell

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