A Dad’s Unconditional Love

I’ve always reminded myself that there’s a lot of second chances in life, but when it comes to raising your kids you have one shot. Let’s face it families are not perfect and we try to do the best we can with what we have at the time.

One thing we as father’s can never surrender is unconditional love to our children. I have learned that rather than try to control them or be a “helicopter parent”, I’ve allowed them to be creative and to make mistakes so they can learn to figure it out on their own. I do not want to be an enabler. Why?

Father’s are not perfect and eacj one of us have made mistakes. Whether we want to admit this or not.This is how they learn lessons in life. It is not healthy to try to live your failed life through your child. i.e. sports, academics, careers, etc.

The best lessons I have learned as a dad was to teach some positive lesson, and offer constructive criticism to my children. also, those times to receive constructive criticism helped me to be an example, and listen to their viewpoints and feelings.

Nothing is more important to me than to always be willing to be teachable and keep learning even through my children. In this process having a heart of unconditional love with compassion.

The story of the prodigal son in the gospel of Luke 15 reveals how, when his young son was so far off after living it up in his season of rebellion and selfishness, “his Father saw him out in the distance after he hit rock bottom and ran with compassion to his young son and they gave him a party for coming back”. This my son was dead but is now alive again”

The Father in this story is God loving each of us unconditionally and offers forgiveness even when we didn’t deserve it. God saw him at his lowest and the prodigal ‘came to his senses’.

Perhaps you have a stray child and it’s been months or even years since you have spoken to each other or your dad has strayed from you and the family. I want to encourage you to pick up the phone and reach out to him. Tell him you are sorry and that you love him. Ask for forgiveness, even if you keep justifying that you are right. This can be very difficult for some and I pray for God the Fathers Agape’ love to help you to reconcile your relationship. Brokeness and pain do not bring wholeness, but releasing the issues to God will make a difference and give you freedom. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Wishing you a Happy Fathers Day Weekend! Celebrate Well and give all your concerns to God.

Published by Andy

Greetings! My name is Andy Provitola and I live in New England on the south shore between Boston and the beautiful Cape Cod region. The purpose of my blogging and writing is to encourage you in your journey here on planet earth. Life is full of pressing issues and problems and my desire is to discover a place for peace, hope, healing, and contentment. I am a follower of Jesus Christ – God’s one and only Son of God and discovered these truths along my own personal journey. Having discovered a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ does not mean I have to be religious to attain the rewards of heaven. The fact is God provides grace for us and accepts us as we are in His image. In other words, we cannot attain heaven or life eternal on our own, but by God’s loving grace and no merit of our own. My goal is to continue to find a balance of life from a spiritual and practical perspective with a purpose to please and glorify God in all that I do because of His ‘Gift of Grace’. God is not transcendent and so far away that he is out of reach with humanity. God desires that His presence lives within us and not just in the galaxies and the universe. Experiencing the unconditional love of God has been so rewarding and while discovering the truth and purpose for my life. Moving forward in this life is not a sprint, but a marathon when it comes to this race here on earth. I am blogging because I find it is a good way to connect in a much more effective and efficient way when it comes to communicating and interacting with with people that I do not know. Blogging and writing challenges me and also stretches me specifically in my thoughts, my mind, my emotions, and my spiritual life to live a vertical relation with God and a horizontal relationship with others. There will be a variety of topics and subjects to address including youth, young adults, family, singles, seniors, relationships, etc. Some of the topics will include God’s creation and power, depression, loneliness, suicide, hope, healing, setbacks, financial matters, business, stress, anxiety, care, encouragement, and so much more I would like to connect with all walks of life, ethnicity, culturally, other religions, socio-economics, and more I am currently writing a book and several memoirs about my own life and journey . The journey begins at a young age growing up in Malden, Massachusetts, specifically Maplewood Square to where I am today. I became paralyzed from the waist down as a senior in high school and I share how my life changed for the better! “But I do not consider my life as something of value or dear to me, so that I may [with joy] finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus. To testify faithfully of the good news of God’s [precious undeserved] grace [which makes us free of guilt of sin and grants us eternal life]. Acts 20:24 Amplified Version

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