A Dad’s Daily Word
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
I remember when I found out that I was going to be a father. Even though my wife and I planned to become parents, the reality still came as a shock. I started to get scared when I thought of the responsibility that I now had. My first thoughts were, “Do I have what it takes to be a good Dad?” I was very unsure of myself. Luckily, I had several men whom I could turn to for advice. Some like my Dad reminded me that I am not the first who has been down this road. Others reminded me that God wouldn’t put more on me than I could bear. In short, they all told me the same thing. Don’t be afraid.
If you are having similar doubts, let me remind you that God has a plan for you. If God allows events such as the birth of a child, then he has a plan to use it for His glory and for your good. Don’t be scared. God will make a way for you to do whatever He has called you to do.
A Prayer for today: Heavenly Father, I know that you have a plan for me. I know that your plans are for good and not evil. Help me to stand tall and courageous so that I may accept my assignment as the father of this child. Mold me and shape so that I may be the father that he/she needs. I pray this prayer in Jesus name, Amen.
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