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Dad, What’s Your Vision for Your Family?

Are you taking spiritual leadership, headship, and overall responsibility of your family’s direction and future seriously? Or are you just coasting through as if everything will just fall into place and work out simply because you love God and have good intentions?

Men, Let’s not be Naïve…

Godly families don’t happen by accident. Godly families are built by Godly men – Men who are willing to do the hard work and pursue the sometimes painful process it takes to see their God-given family vision accomplished.

Have you ever seen an artist’s rendering of a building that’s not yet been built? Obviously, someone had a vision in mind of what the end product would look like when it was completed. They gave careful consideration to the many details that would be required to make their vision a reality.

The same can be applied to our vision as husbands and fathers. Sometimes our hard work can seem more worth the effort if we keep in our sights a vision of the end product that we’re striving to build.

Seeing that vision become a reality might include any of the following:

  • putting date night back into your weekly or monthly schedule
  • implementing a family altar into your home of prayer and spiritual conversation
  • opening up better ongoing doors of communication with your wife and children
  • getting consistent in your discipline and expectations
  • getting on the same page as husband and wife about the vision for your children’s future
  • giving faithful church attendance the priority it deserves
  • starting a Bible study with one of your kids, or having some of those difficult conversations
  • scheduling time to simply have fun together as a family
  • saying no to other things and people, so that you can say yes to the things and people that matter most

Will the Coming Year Look any Different Than the Last?

How do you want 2022 to look different for your family than the previous year?

In what areas of your family life or marriage do you feel that God has been speaking to you and prompting you about recently?

What do you need to implement starting today to help your family accomplish your God-given vision?

Even if its just one thing, take a step in the right direction to implement it into your family life today.

Because men, no one else is going to step up to make your vision for your family a reality. And honestly, no one else has the responsibility to.

Fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)

This article originally appeared here and is used by permission.

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Andrew is a husband, the father of four awesome kids, and a children's pastor at a thriving church. He is passionate about intentional parenting and helping other parents and leaders effectively reach the next generation. He blogs about kids and family at https://godlyparent.com/, and provides proven resources for VBS and children's ministry at KidzBlast.com.