Blessed Are His Children After Him

Fathers have an important, God-given responsibility to be godly leaders in their families. If you’re a father, God calls you to walk in integrity and righteousness, and to set an example for your children and grandchildren to follow. That means your life consistently reflects the values and principles taught in the Bible.

The righteous who walks in his integrity— blessed are his children after him!

– Proverbs 20:7 ESV

When you follow Christ’s example, your children are blessed and inspired to live in a similar way. Your influence extends beyond your own lifetime. The choices you make and the way you live each day shapes the future for your children and grandchildren.

Perhaps you’d say “I didn’t have a father figure” or “I didn’t grow up with a good example of how to be a godly father.” While it can be a difficult and challenging journey to navigate, remember that you are not alone, and you can have hope for a brighter future.   

Your influence today extends beyond your own lifetime.

Not one single father is perfect. You’re going to make mistakes along the way. Here are some things you can do to gain confidence and courage in your father journey:

  1. Seek out positive role models who can guide and support you.
  2. Do not be afraid to seek professional help.
  3. Educate yourself on what it means to be a good father. Start with encouragement from God’s Word.
  4. Surround yourself with a supportive community. This can be a church, a parenting group or other community organizations that provide a safe and welcoming space to connect with others who are also navigating fatherhood.

Fatherhood is a journey, not a destination. It takes time, effort and patience to develop the skills and qualities of a good and godly father. Be kind to yourself and allow yourself to make mistakes along the way. With persistence, determination and a willingness to learn and grow, you can become the father you want to be and create a positive legacy for your children and future generations.

Today’s One Thing

As we honor Father’s Day, if you are a father, take time to reflect on the legacy you are leaving and the kind of impact you want to have on future generations. And even if you’re not a father, take time this weekend to encourage your father or the father figures in your life.

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