Great Dads reflect a positive relationship with God. They offer love, loyalty, belief in us, family pride, nurturing, encouragement, fix-it help and advice. To the point they can, Dads who love a woman (hopefully our mothers) model love to their kids. They know how to establish friends and can earn a living and be good providers. Good Dads are good at whatever skill God gave them to develop. They put on kindness and gentleness.
With not-so-good Dads, we project a father’s worst traits on to God, instead of the enemy who deserves it. It makes it harder to see God and his goodness.
Breakthrough happens when we realize all our frustrations with God usually belong to the enemy and not God. Every good gift is from God above. James 1:17. If we can grasp this, and fully believe it, we move into victory realm. The Dad we always wanted is there for us in Father God. For all our Dad’s foibles, we must learn to turn to our Heavenly Father to get the missing piece from our perfect Father. We can let our earthly Dads be the imperfect human Dad He too can get his needs met from the Father.
Our Heavenly Father is love. And He has already made the decision to love us (from the beginning of time,) to create us, and to design us for His delight. He’s delighted with you. He’s given each of us everything we had for a joy filled life of abundance. We come more as a kit project. He wants to build the project of us with Him.. He and we are a team and we are a part of a larger design of family and community.
See also: Great Dads Reflect a Positive Relationship with God – Part 2