Dad, do you have a vision for your family in the coming year?
When God made the family, he started by giving it a man — to lead it, to direct it, and to guide it.
This wasn’t by accident, but by design. God knew that a family would need loving leadership and strong guidance to navigate through the tough waters of family life and growth.
But even though God gave the family a man, unfortunately, we still see many families who are lacking in confident male leadership. Some men have abandoned ship, others are physically or emotionally absent, and some sadly just don’t care. My heart goes out to all of the woman who are pulling double duty out of necessity to provide the leadership their family needs.
However, if you are a man, and God has given you a family, you need to consider them as one of your highest callings in life — the call to be a husband to your wife and a father to your precious children. God has called you to lead, guide, and direct them.
And even more than that, God has called you to have a vision for them and their future.
QUESTION: Do you have a vision for your family?
This past weekend, we sat down with our kids and I shared my vision for our family in the coming year. And it was a fun and engaging time of discussing what our goals would look like.
Have you prayerfully considered what God would have you to do, and where God would have you to go as a family in 2022?
You do realize that every single day, you are building something, right? You are building not just a family, but a future. You are building the very foundation of hearts and lives that will one day build that same foundation for future generations to come.
If I were to ask you, “What is your vision for your family?”, could you describe it, or articulate anything specific about it?…
Yes, I know you want to have a great marriage and godly children. But have you carefully thought out any of the details of making that vision a reality?
- When you look at your relationship with your wife, how do you want it to be different a year from now… or 5 years from now?
- When you look at your children, what things would you like to see in their lives and character in the coming year? What about 10 years from now?
- And what are you currently doing to help them to get there?