TIP 1. A FATHER'S HEART
Being an expectant father is an experience that is incredibly life changing, and because it is life changing, can also be a little scary for some. For many men self doubts and fears try to rise in their hearts when they first hear of their wife's pregnancy. This is often experienced because they are now venturing out into the mysterious and unknown 'realms of fatherhood'.
The question many ask themselves is 'Can I really do this?' or 'What if I make some huge mistake?' These questions are normal for anyone who is striking out on a new venture, whether it is starting their own business or beginning a family. It is often helpful for men to know that they are not alone in these thoughts or fears, but they are common to all men.
For men to be really good at something in life it is important for them to enjoy it, and if we would prosper in our role as a father we need to find that place of enjoyment in our hearts. What we really believe on the inside, about who we are and what we can do as a man, will either set us free or bind us up and restrict us.
Man is designed by God to grow up from being a boy, to become a man and to take on the role of being a father, so that he can have his own children and begin the process all over again. This process has remained unchanged from the time of creation, and billions of men have taken part in it. It is a natural part of life, and certainly nothing to be feared.
You can be confident that within your heart there is the ability to be a father, and to prosper in this role, all you need to do is to find it.
Dads' Call To Action:
When you pick up your new-born baby in your arms, and you see those little hands that are shaped like yours and know that this child has come from your seed, when you realise that this little one loves you without reservation and is totally dependent upon you for life, then the heart of a father will shine forth.
(Proverbs 21 v 1)
The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord,
Like the rivers of water;
He turns it wherever He wishes.