I am a grossly imperfect husband & father!
Guys, I don’t know if you wrestle with this, but I do daily. I wrestle daily with knowing that my wife and kids deserve so much more from me. They deserve more of time, my attention, my protection and my leadership. I realize daily that I need to devote more of my passion and energy towards them. I need to pastor my family more and lead them daily to love Jesus more.
While our family is happy, and essentially healthy, I am the ceiling of greatness for my family. I have a wonderful wife, and by God’s grace we have had a great 10 years of marriage together so far. I have a ton of GREAT kids. They are truly a blessing in my life and I could not be more proud. But, as the spiritual leader, provider and covering for my family....I have much to improve on. As a broken and messy man, I often fall short of my potential and my calling.
So often as men we feel like we are the ones who pay the price for our short comings. But, as husbands and fathers....it is our families that pay the greatest price. We must realize that life is not about us.
Men.....We must recognize this. We must find ourselves in a humble place where we can beg God for mercy. We must own our short comings. We must not use them as excuses, but catapults to love more, give more and care more. We must work harder, love stronger and pray with more boldness. We must honor our wives more, encourage our kids more and pursue unity with greater passion.
To my wife and kids.....I love you so much. You are the greatest gift in my life. I want the best God has for you. I want to be the best I can be, in the person God has called me to be for my family. I want to pray more for and with you. I want to be your greatest cheerleader and fan. I want to provide more and share more. I want to celebrate more of life than ever before. I want you to know that you are the highest priority in my life. For my shortcomings I am sorry....I promise to use them as a motivation to grow and not a reason to give up. I promise to lead you closer to Christ. I promise to tell you often what a blessing you are to me. Thank you for continuing to love a broken, messy and insane man. Thanks for letting me be your husband and daddy! I could think of no greater honor in this world.