There is no real job description associated with the title of father. Many men have fathered children, but are not fathers to them. It takes a man of real character and strength to be a good dad. If you were to fill out a resume for the position, which would be rare in itself, you might see something like this list of qualifications
Wanted – man to fill the following requirements.
- Must have strong moral values.
- Be willing to fill a management position.
- Able to act as counselor, disciplinarian, validator, encourager, teacher, life coach, financial advisor/provider, and spiritual leader.
- Experience: None.
- Pay: None.
- Benefits: Unlimited.
It’s not an easy job and it certainly isn’t always what you hope it would be. At times it can be thankless, frustrating and one of the hardest things you will ever have to do in life. There are days when you can’t seem to do anything right. Today society is placing a stigma on the very job of fatherhood. A woman can now get artificially inseminated. She can hire a nanny to care for her children. Our government provides for single mothers in a way that a husband used to.
Who needs a man? A child does. It is so important for the father to be involved in the raising of his children. It’s even more important that the man leans on God to help him do the job. With God at the head of the household the task not only becomes easier, it becomes a blessing.
Thank you, Lord for fathers and for their impact on future generations. They are a gift from you. Thank you also for providing mentoring male role models for families that no longer have dads in their lives. May their role be recognized and revered as you established it to be. Amen