2 Timothy 1:9
9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling,
not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace,
which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began
DADs…when was the last time someone told you to stop working? I know, I know! For many dads work is just what we do. Work may not always include manual labor or sweat, but nonetheless can be exhausting regardless of our focus. As men we have to be constantly moving and doing to achieve.
So I ask, achieve what?
And for what?
What are we doing?
How much of the work are we doing daily could be deemed eternal?
Now being a dad is work TOO.
Hard work. And yes…often times makes us sweat!
But guess what men?…Our kids down deep inside do not desire all the things we want to give them. In reality, all they really want is your attention, your time, and your love.
Paul reminds Timothy, that we are in His fold, held close in His arms, NOT because of our works, but as DADs we have received a “holy calling”AND a “purpose” given unto us through Jesus Christ!
DADs…lets face it…work is what most of us do…work represents in most cases "who we are"…but DO NOT let it become the work detouring you
from being the dad your kids need!
If your work outside of being the dad limits your time to practice actively being the dad, then its time to take an inventory, reflecting upon your priorities.
DADs...stop working…or at least stop working so long.
As Stephen Covey shares, “never allow what matters most…to be sacrificed for what matters least!
“Get in the game”…
Today is game day…
and so is every day…
God gives you!