There is a huge difference in trying really hard to be something, and realizing suddenly that you are something. When I first got married, I found myself trying really hard to be the right kind of husband. The same thing happened when I became a father. But the gospel is applicable, here too, and it reminds us that we aren’t trying hard to be something we’re not; we’re trying hard to embrace what God has already made us in Christ.
Brothers, we were made for this:
To work hard and provide for our families.
To bring a sense of calm and peace when we walk into a room.
To teach our children the nature of love and respect and how they fit together.
To give our whole hearts to our wives.
To teach our sons how to treat a lady.
To teach our daughters how to be self-confident and secure.
To deny ourselves material comforts for the sake of our families.
To get up earlier than anyone else in the household.
To make our families feel safe when they are at home.
To know our children well enough to understand and encourage their passions.
To know when our wives aren’t looking for a problem fixer but a listener.
To be secure enough in our identity to say “no” to an opportunity at work if it costs our family.
To eat well and exercise so we can walk our daughters down the aisle someday.
Brothers, we were made for this… and more.
What would you add?