The title of this post is “Happy Perfect Father’s Day.” I included “perfect” as a little sarcasm because I often hear from men that they are bombarded with the message that they have to live up to the ideal image of a father. They hear it during messages at church, from society in general and very often from their spouses.

I am here to tell you that it’s a lie. There are no perfect earthly fathers. God is the only one so let out a big sigh of relief and relax. This does not give you permission to be lazy however. But it should serve as a comfort to know that perfection  isn’t the goal. Being teachable is.

As a father you have strengths and weakness just like everyone else. Maximize your strengths when interacting with your kids and be keenly aware of your weakness so they don’t come and kick you while you’re not looking. Ask your spouse, ask your kids too for input in the areas you need to grow as a parent. Then like Nike says, just do it. Grow, change, be constantly improving. That is the best legacy a father can give his children; a man who is humble enough to be consistently growing as a human being and a man who can share his strengths with his family.

Happy not perfect, but improving father’s day! May the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you this day….