All men die – few men ever really live! (from John Eldredge, Wild at Heart)
Stop and think about that. Think slowly and deeply so you make an honest assessment about how you can be a great dad, and hopefully a new or renewed commitment to “really live”. Eldredge talks about three desires written deeply inside each man’s heart: a desire for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue. Let’s focus on “an adventure to live”.
That “adventure to live” can and should be found in your fathering. Where else do you face such profound and complex challenges – and such profound consequences in terms of the life each of your children will enjoy and the impact each will have on all other people they come into contact with?
I have long emphasized about this being the one area where a father can find true greatness, for you are not only influencing the lives of your children but the hundreds and possibly thousands of people that each of them will influence in their lives. Through investing in the lives of your children, you can start your journey to be a great day and leave a mark on this world far beyond your wildest imagination.
That is an adventure to live. That is REALLY LIVING! If you want to find out more about a being a great dad, take our quiz today!