A Note of Encouragement for Dads


No father is perfect.

Sure we all have moments of success. We have moments of kindness and selflessness and cheering on our children. But we also have plenty of moments of failure. We have moments of frustration and anger and selfishness and pride and distance.

In these moments, it’s easy for our opinion of ourselves to change. We begin to judge ourselves based on our actions–loving ourselves when we succeed as dads and frustrating ourselves when we fail as dads. But we need to stop putting so much emphasis on our failures as fathers, and begin to find our ultimate identity in Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old has gone, the new has come!” In other words, God wants us to lean into who we are in Him–not who we are based on our mistakes. So be encouraged by this wonderful truth!

Posted on: November 09, 2023