One of the Greatest Privileges
Fatherhood is one of the greatest privileges ever. The privilege of having a wife and both of you working together, to raise children, is one of the most influential tasks as far as Nation-building is concerned. Fatherhood is like taking up a job; you are first assessed for suitability. When successful, you get your job description (JD) and the tools to work with, to achieve your key performance indicators (KPIs) and targets. The joy of getting a dream salary or making a dream profit should be the kind of joy we get from fatherhood. The joy of fatherhood is of a superlative degree.
Fatherhood is simply reproducing people like you; not in terms of profession but in character and principles that can be applied for success in any chosen profession. Fatherhood is reproducing people like you in terms of character. This places a great responsibility on fathers to live up to expectations.
Fatherhood is reproducing people like you in terms of character.David Adegboyega
Nothing to do with Economic Status
Misplaced priorities make a lot of fathers focus on their economic status at the expense of their character status. They do whatever it takes to live up to a defined economic status at the expense of role-modelling sound character. While every father should strive on the path of honour and integrity towards economic well-being, it should not be at the expense of sound character. Your character status is more important than your economic status!
Your character status is more important than your economic status!David Adegboyega
Creating Enabling Environment
In most cases, mothers do a lot more in raising the children. Dear fathers, you can make mothers do much more by “learning to create an enabling environment in your homes.” How? By loving your wife. The best display of sound character is love. The first KPI of fatherhood is to love your wife. To love a woman is to be patient with her in unveiling her essence. Every woman has an essence waiting to be unveiled by the man’s love. When a man loves his wife, he doesn’t want to win any argument with her, he doesn’t want to prove any point; he just wants to love her.
To love a woman is to be patient with her in unveiling her essence.David Adegboyega
When a wife is loved, she will become the best mother ever.The children can see it and they will be formed by that environment. Great children are products of love-filled environments.As we mark another Father’s Day, let’s remember to create enabling environments in our homes through love, especially for our wives.
It’s a Chain Reaction
When the woman in every home is loved, great children are raised in every home, then they become great students, they grow to become great citizens, from whom great leaders are either elected or selected. The nation is better for it. Fathers have what it takes to influence a nation by simply loving their wives. This piece is to “Inspire fathers to be deliberate about raising great followers from whom great leaders will emerge for our nation”.
We are counting on fathers to give us a new nation!
Author & Sound Character Coach