DADs…words sometimes fascinate me... take the word “margin” for example.
In the secular world margin is a laser focus for many. It represents a level of importance leading towards what the world labels as success.
In our personal lives margin does not always carry the same urgency.
Let's consider two definitions of margin:
1. One definition for margin is an "amount by which a thing is won or falls short."
2. Another definition is the "amount of something included so as to be sure of success or safety."
Margins for your career...may be important to us as we look to climb the professional ladder.
Margins in your day...may allow extra time as we schedule our check lists of things to do.
Margins in our spending and saving...may lead us to create a budget.
In the business world margin can equate to profit and sales.
So what does margin mean to your family?
To your wife?
DADS…to your children?
Lets go back to the two definitions shared…
1. an amount by which a thing is won or falls short.
Do you as the dad ensure enough margin to secure a victory for your family?
2. an amount of something included so as to be sure of success or safety.
Do you as the dad ensure enough margin to secure success or safety for your kids?
When I was a young dad I was consumed with the yesterdays and tomorrows! In my present life-stage as a granddad my focus has become on the immediate and today! I look at my 18 month old granddaughter…project out her life, and see the reality of my margin is real! And it is diminished with the passing of each day!
The question is what am I going to do with my margin? Am I making room for the right things in my margins?
Making room for your margins begins with making room for God...
10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Today I see that my margin is limited for making difference in my granddaughter's life, and for all those God places in my path daily. Finding time to be still and feel God’s presence will amplify your margin.
DADs when it comes to your family and children…we cannot treat them like a savings account, storing up to one day use.
One day is Today!
Do not wait…seize the margin. Maximize the margins of this precious life God has given you. Live the whole picture of your life…without borders taking the margin to the very edge today.
DADs…do not stand on the sidelines of life…get off the bench…“get in the game”…Today is game day…and so is every day…God gives you!
So…C’mon DADs…Suit Up!