Don’t get overwhelmed by the size, break it down!

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Ever been faced with a situation where you it seemed huge or overwhelmed you? Do you remember how you felt? Were you able to overcome that sense of feeling of being overwhelmed? Did you remember the concept of breaking it down into manageable pieces? Were you able to make progress after you had the aha moment of needing to break it down into smaller pieces? Get it done piece by piece, brick by brick, step by step to help move forward and make progress to the final outcome.

Building Strong Foundations to not be overwhelmed: Becoming the Fathers God Intended

As fathers, we often find ourselves facing monumental tasks in guiding and nurturing our families, much like David standing before Goliath. The responsibility of providing, protecting, and leading can sometimes feel overwhelming, leaving us uncertain of where to begin. Yet, just as David approached the giant with faith and strategic thinking, we too can overcome the challenges of fatherhood by breaking them down into manageable steps. In 1 Samuel 17:48-49, we witness David’s courage and resourcefulness as he defeats Goliath with a sling and a stone, demonstrating the power of focusing on one step at a time. By trusting in God’s guidance and taking practical steps towards fulfilling our roles as fathers, we can lay the foundation for strong, thriving families.

Trust in God’s wisdom and take intentional steps to fulfill your role as a father, one step at a time. By prioritizing faith and practical action, we can navigate the challenges of fatherhood with confidence and purpose.

Scriptural Wisdom for Fatherhood stops the feeling of being overwhelmed

In our journey as fathers, it’s essential to seek guidance from the timeless wisdom found in Scripture. Proverbs 22:6 instructs us to train up our children in the way they should go, emphasizing the importance of intentional parenting rooted in God’s principles. By nurturing our children’s spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being, we fulfill the purpose God has entrusted to us as fathers. Additionally, Ephesians 6:4 reminds us not to provoke our children to anger but to bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. This verse underscores the significance of leading our families with love, patience, and godly wisdom, shaping our children’s hearts and minds according to God’s design.

Ground your approach to fatherhood in the teachings of Scripture, prioritizing the spiritual and moral development of your children. By embodying God’s love and wisdom, you can fulfill your role as a father with purpose and integrity.

Embracing Progress in Fatherhood to avoid the feelings of being overwhelmed

In our quest to be the fathers God created us to be, it’s crucial to embrace a mindset of progress over perfection. Ecclesiastes 11:4 encourages us to take action without waiting for perfect conditions, emphasizing the importance of seizing opportunities and making incremental progress. As fathers, we may not always have all the answers or get everything right, but by leaning on God’s grace and wisdom, we can navigate the challenges of parenting with humility and perseverance. Rather than being paralyzed by fear or the pressure to be perfect, let us focus on being present, engaged, and intentional in our roles as fathers, trusting that each effort brings us closer to fulfilling God’s plan for our families.

Strive for progress, not perfection, in your journey as a father. By embracing humility and perseverance, you can cultivate strong, thriving relationships with your wife, children, and community, reflecting the love and grace of our Heavenly Father.

Nurturing Godly Legacies Through Fatherhood

In the sacred journey of fatherhood, we are entrusted with the profound responsibility of shaping the hearts, minds, and souls of our children. Though the tasks before us may seem daunting, we can draw strength and wisdom from the timeless truths of Scripture. Just as David faced Goliath with courage and strategic thinking, so too can we confront the challenges of fatherhood with faith and intentionality. By grounding our actions in God’s Word, nurturing our children’s spiritual growth, and embracing progress over perfection, we can fulfill the divine purpose for which we were created as fathers. So, let us rise to the call of fatherhood with humility, courage, and unwavering trust in God’s plan, knowing that through our faithful stewardship, we can leave a lasting legacy of love, faith, and righteousness for generations to come.

Today’s Devotional:

This year, I am utilizing the 365 Daily Devotions book I received for Christmas, applying its teachings specifically in the context of fatherhood. It’s called WALKING WITH GOD by DAVID JEREMIAH. It’s exciting to get to learn from a new resource this year as we have tried different options the past two years and will keep working through this one for 2024. For more information about the author and his ministry, visit:


Verse: 2 Corinthians 4:16 (NIV)

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.

Dad’s don’t lose heart because the task ahead seems huge. Let’s be the dads who are focusing on building up the insides even though we continue to age on the outside. Let’s be the dads who are renewed daily through God’s Word and leaning into His plans and purposes for our lives.

Overwhelmed can lead to feelings of devastation and depression

Today’s Devotional provides a story of Thomas Carlyle and his writings about the French Revolution. It shares a story of devastations and depression because his original work had been thrown in the fire and was lost. We learn how an encounter where he spotted a mason building a wall inspired Him to start over and rewrite it, one page at a time. The mason’s “signing and whistling to himself as he built the wall of a house one brick at a time” inspired him to not give up and to start fresh. Today’s Devotional shares how the outcome was a “three-part history of the French Revolution” that “became famous.”

Focus on God rather than the obstacles to avoid feeling overwhelmed

Today as we step into our day don’t allow the size of the feat ahead of you to overwhelm you, choose to take it bit by bit, step by step, piece by piece in order to finish the good works God has prepared in advance for you to accomplish. Let’s be the dads who answer the call to be the husbands our wives need us to be. Additionally, let’s be the dads who our kids need us to be. Finally, let’s be the dads this world so desperately need us to be.

Faith over fear, Put your hope and trust in God!

Today’s Devotional closes with this challenge: “Perhaps you’ve lost something very valuable to you. Don’t give up! Tomorrow still holds bright promises, and the Lord blesses faithful, plodding work.” Let’s be the dads who take it “step by step, day by day, and moment by moment” in order to not get overwhelmed, or afraid because of the size of the task before us!

“Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine, moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.”


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