Taking care of kids is not an easy task. If I’m being honest with myself, it’s hard. Not because my kids are impossible to deal with, but because I tend to self focus too much. I beat myself down for my mistakes. I yelled too much here, I said the wrong thing there, I didn’t see that accident coming here, I didn’t prepare them well enough so they wouldn’t fail there.
I’m tired of feeling like I don’t know what to do as a dad. I’m tired of using the excuse that I didn’t have a dad to show me what to do. I’m tired of trying to figure this dad thing out by myself. At those moments of feeling hopeless, I’m thankful that Jesus is speaking to me as a dad.
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Jesus was and continues to be the ultimate teacher. His Word tells us that in order to have rest, we need to go to Him. He will restore us. He will refresh us. He will teach us. This is more than just rest in the physical sense, it’s rest of the soul. Rest from the constant state of alertness to be the perfect dad.
Reading this passage gives me a new approach to being a dad. Instead of giving into the worry I turn it over to Jesus. Instead of trying to have the answer to every situation I run to Jesus. In those moments when I feel like I’m going to lose it I pause and say a quick prayer to Jesus.
Bottom-line; I’m making my position as a dad harder than it needs to be on my own. Being with Jesus allows me to just be the dad He wants me to be. And that’s all He and I could ever ask for.
Take the easy road dads by going to Jesus. God Bless!
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