In just a few hours it will be a new year, but will there be a new you? Many people take this time of year to make resolutions that will change their life in one way or another. We will resolve to lose weight (Trim Healthy Mama if your thinking of that), to read more (the Bible is an excellent one) or maybe even be a better person. I will say that these, and more, are things that I am wanting to do this new year. However there is one thing that I think is even more important that all of these.
This coming year I want to be a better husband and dad to my family. I am not trying to sound all high and mighty by saying this, I am being truthful. There are very few people who know the home side or personal side of me and my family. There are things that I am in need of working on. With other kids I have patience that will go a mile, yet with my own kids it seems to be a picometer. With my wife, I tend to interrupt and cut her short of what she is trying to say. With my family as a whole I need to be more solid and consistent with my word and Bible study.
You see I, just like you, am not perfect. I fail at many things that I try to do. But I have something that is great. I have the gift of grace from my spiritual dad.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
9 But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me.
I have the ability to make a mess out of everything in life, yet His grace is sufficient. The more that I lean on Him and let His grace show through me, the better I will be for those around me. The easier it will be to have patience with my kids, to listen to my wife, and to be the spiritual leader in my family that God wants me to be.
So dads out there, a new year is starting very soon. The question is will this new year have a new you? If you need help, find another man to be an accountability partner with you to help you stay on track and focus on what is important to you.
Till next time..
I’m just a Husband of a Homeschooling Mom,