We are our best father when we have our best brothers with us. And so we need those guys and those are the guys that you came in and went rafting with, you know, with me… Those are those guys in my life and we need our brothers. But then also sometimes we need someone else who’s on the outside who’s got some training is a professional in some ways to come along side to create a safe space for a child to unfold.
How we deal with the hurt and wounds of our own father’s failures, determines our ability to be good fathers and mothers to our own children.
Live simply so that others may simply live…. To inspire people to find their own adventure in life, something that will bring them joy while bringing others joy as well.
So know that if you’re in a hard season right now, just keep the course, stay the course, stay. …do not grow weary in well doing. But at the proper time You receive a harvest if you do not give up. So that’s the word that I give to you dads as well. It can be tough right now, but keep doing things that you know are going to lead to the end that you want in your marriage and your fatherhood and your business, whatever it is, and trust that that harvest will come at some point.
The measurement of a good father is not based upon the behavior and outcome of the children. The measurement of the good father is, does he reflect God, the father, and the character and the heart that all of his children would be in relationship with him at home.”
Living intentionally in the same direction over an extended period of time will have a greater impact on your children than anything you could possibly say.
Pablo talks through steps to healing and restoration: (1) Invite Jesus into the place in our hearts where we feel wronged, where life is unfair…. (2) Renounce the lie that life is up to me, that I will need to fight every battle because no one else will do it for me (3) Ask What is the truth?
“And part of the recovery of their heart is to recognize their need for adventure and and and and how adventure makes a man come come alive. We believe that men shouldn’t be tamed, but should be given permission to be themselves and live with passion and live with freedom .”
“I just have a path of intentionality that sets up the odds in your favor. And again, you can’t control your son’s heart, but you can fight for it. And this is a plan to fight for your son’s future. And I believe that when we do that, we activate the heart of God’s divine favor comes through our way, the Holy Spirit, gets involved and we’re not on our own. And without it, I think you’re left to chance and you’re left to the world.”
You might not know what to do. You might say some things wrong, but do not bail. Don’t walk away, don’t ignore the issue… Don’t abdicate the responsibility of being a parent to the culture. You’re the parent. God put you in that role for a reason and you might not know the exact thing to say or do…. but got to be there. You got to be present.