Imperfect Dads, One Perfect Father

Day 9 of 10 • This day’s reading


Fathers Who Grow

13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 14 Let all that you do be done in love.

1 Corinthians 16:13-14 (ESV)

The most accurate statement a dad might hear over the years is that he’s changed or that he’s not the same dad he once was. Of course, we’re assuming those comments were offered as a reflection of positive change and improvement, but the truth is, change occurs along your trajectory in life and certainly as a dad. The potential for a dad to be the same person he was when his child was born as opposed to now as the dad to a teenager or adult would be virtually impossible. 

The natural life cycle involves imminent change. At the most chronological core, you are going to age as you move through life. Although some of us wish we could stop the clock or fight against it, time does indeed march on. That’s one of the inevitable trajectories of life. Along that time continuum are the elements of wisdom, maturity, perspective, and experience, among other variables that help shape who you are. Since being a dad is a component attached to the life trajectory, it’s only natural to expect change. Therefore, it’s a fact that the dad you were when your child was born is not the same dad you are at the age your child is today. 

Growing as a dad includes a progression in the relationship you share with your child. We say progress because it  includes the healthy changes in a parent-child relationship that requires growth. Keep growing, Dad

Dad Action:

How have you changed for the better since becoming a dad?