The way we are loved or not loved by our earthly father can have a tremendous affect on how we view ourselves. This day is a reminder of how our Fathers made us feel. Fathers have a huge responsibility and the words they speak to their children can make or break a life. That is how crucial the importance of a Father is.
A Father does not merely take care of the family financially, they also play the biggest role whether they are physically or emotionally present or not. This is the defining moment of all sons and daughters. To know that their Daddy loves them. If they don’t feel loved then they will spend their entire lives trying to fill that void that only a Father can fill. This is how crucial it is. When a child’s “Daddy Void” is not met the child will spend the rest of their life trying to find something to combat and conquer this emptiness. I can attest to this fact because I was one of those girls seeking attention from her Daddy only to have been left with rejection. The pain grows deeper as time goes on and there is no self help book that is going to fill this void. This isn’t something kids just grow out of. There is a piece of foundation that is missing from their heart. No drugs or daring experience can free you from this longing of wanting a Father to accept you.
The voice of a Father is one of the most powerful things ever created. When God created man He of course knew this heavy responsibility he placed on the man. But the Lord also created the man to have this huge responsibility because God created him for it.
I have had the opportunity to see and experience some great Dads that are sacrificing things they could have so that their children will know what a great Dad looks like. These men are willing to make themselves uncomfortable in order to raise children that know and follow the Lord. These men are aware of the duties that God has placed in their hands and they have gladly accepted the call. They are prepared for the struggles ahead in order to raise their children into becoming God fearing men and women. These men should be praised!
I pray that you have a godly man as an earthly Father. In case you don’t you are not alone as many of us look to our Heavenly Father to fill that void. To all the Fathers, God has created you for this special responsibility. Even during those times when you don’t feel that you are enough remember that God has made you enough. He has created you for a special purpose and for those times when you think what you are doing is going unnoticed know that every sacrifice you make is seen.
Happy Father’s Day!