Your words will be a gift your kids will carry with them the rest of their lives. What words will you say over time? When will you spend the time with your kids to speak the words, show the words, or live the words?
The biggest cost is time, yet that too can be used as part of the investment. So what do you have to loose? Better yet, think about what you have to gain. Dads, I am talking about a life long legacy that you will see grow into an empire that you could never imagine.
Our kids deserve a responsible father in their life. Sadly enough in todays society, the men in kids life are not their fathers. They are uncles, step-father, or a friend. The role of a responsible father is being abandoned and the damage that is being inflicted on the kids is devastating.
You see men, you can’t turn back now you are part of the company! You may not have a company consisting of 13 dwarfs and a wizard (if you do, let me know!) but you have a family that depends on you just as the company was depending on Bilbo.
However, take the biggest life style change that you could ever do and give control of your life, your decisions, your thoughts, your desires, your wants, your wife and kids over to the one who holds it all in His hands.
That last sentence is what we should do no matter where we are. But many times in our life as a dad, we get overrun by the world and we loose sight of what is important. Dads I am challenging you to take a vacation!
As the coach of the team, it is my responsibility to know the offense of the other team, their defense, their tactics and possible sneak plays. In knowing these things, I need to have my own offense, defense and special tactics that I can use against the other team.
I was invited to eat with a group of men tonight that will be speaking, attending or serving in some capacity with the “Why Me?” men’s conference in Thomaston, Georgia next Friday and Saturday. After one delicious low country boil, the men made their way down to the dock at the lake. As 14 decent sized men eased out onto this weathered dock we felt the shifts of age and the creep of time on the structure.