Apr 7, 2011
Father’s Day is quickly approaching for the U.S. on June 19th and September 4th for Australia and New Zealand. As traffic on this site continues to surge, I would ask for your prayers as more and more learn about the Father’s Blessing.
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As I think about what makes a real father, I am over run with ideas. But, in the end, I think a real father must have one quality that stands above all…courage.
I have seen many men in the lasts few months that have hit hard times financially. You can really discover a lot about a guy (or gal for that matter) when they have suffered a setback, financially or otherwise. Do they run and hide, or do they stand steady and lead.
Adversity will make you a leader or a leaver.
I have been honored to be friends with some men who chosen courage rather than escape.
Because the job of being a father was more important than anything else, including pride.
A friend of mine pulled up beside me the other day in his car. He was a professional guy, always with a white collar job. I’m sure he made good money. But now…job gone, savings gone, pride gone. Even so, he was not ashamed to say hello to me…wearing his McDonalds uniform. It takes courage to be a father.
It takes courage to show up for a little league game to support your child knowing everyone there KNOWS you just lost your home to foreclosure. It takes courage to be a father.
It takes courage to survive cancer and get up everyday with a good attitude for your children. It takes courage to be a father.
It takes courage to be a real father.
The courage to put the interest of his family before his own.
The courage to admit when he is wrong.
The courage to stay when he wants to go.
The courage to heal when he would rather hurt.
The courage to speak truth, when a lie would be easier.
The courage to stand up, when hiding would be easier.
The courage to swallow his pride and do the right thing.
Thank you God for surrounding me with men of courage.
Oh yea, have the courage to pronounce a fathers blessing on your children!