Being a good father takes change like it does to become a Christ-follower. We are born without righteousness and without what it takes to become a model to others. But through Christ we can be redeemed and set on a course to be one of His workmen. If you look at yourself in a mirror and ask, "What in the world am I doing here," what would you answer?
Surely you weren't put here just to indulge in the world's treasures. That's what an animal does. We have another dimension that can't be filled with "things." It has to be filled with a connection of purpose. I say connection because we are void without that connection to God our maker.
Have you ever known someone who lost connection with his or her father, mother or sibling? The hurt and pain inside of them not having that exchange of love and understanding is excruciating. This is how it is if we don't find or we reject that God is calling us. It's a void that we try to fill with all sorts of things. If and when we do hear God calling us we have to be open and accepting.
Openness is an attitude that we have to have to follow God and His calling. As a father (or a mother) I think openness is one of the hardest attitudes to have and keep but it is essential to having a healthy Godly life. We, as fathers are models to others and a representation of God to our earthly kids. Openness helps us adapt to all the training in righteousness we need in order to be able to answer that next question, "what am I going to do about being here?"
Are you an open person...come on be honest....truly open to learning from different places and sources? Are you still learning?
More to come on attitudes. Think about, "what you're going to do about being here."