You realize that people are going to do things and say things out of our control right? You realize that the only thing we can control is how we respond to it. So it always depends on us how we will react to what is said. It always depends on us how we will respond to what is done. Let’s be the dads who are living at peace with everyone because it always depends on us! Let’s be the dads who persuade men and women to drop their differences and enter into God’s work of making things right between them! God’s Word tells us:
Let’s be the dads who continually pursue peace with everyone! Let’s be the dads who continually pursue the sanctification without which no one will ever see the Lord! You may be asking how? You make be ready to put in there “but”. God’s Word continues when it says:
Let’s be the dads who don’t allow roots of resentment to take hold, spring up, and cause trouble! Let’s be the dads who when we find such roots do some digging in order to remove them from our lives so that we can prevent ourselves and others from becoming defiled! Let’s be the dads who are focused on seeing to it that one falls short of God’s grace! Let’s be the dads who are calling others to a higher standard so that no one is immoral or godless like Esau who sold his own birthright for a single meal! Let’s be the dads who help people live up to the calling God has on their lives so that they won’t lose out or miss out because of bad decisions and then later on when they want to regain it they find the inheritance is gone and have run out of time to repent and repair what they had done or recall the choices they have made! Let’s be the dads who come alongside others early and help them to reconcile before it is too late and they find themselves with bitter tears! Let’s be the dads who are ambassadors of reconciliation!
Let’s be the dads who because of God’s calling on our lives to be ministers of reconciliation choose to live at peace with everyone because we know that it always depends on us!