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Father Knows Best

But He knoweth the way that I take: when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold – Job 23:10.

In our adolescent  years as our fathers tried to instruct us,  the majority of the time, we didn’t think what they were saying was the best for us, but as we became adults, we realized they knew what was best for us.

Following instructions for some people is complicated, especially when the person thinks they know what they’re doing. Secondly, it’s apart of our human nature, we don’t want anyone telling us what to do. Every male is not a father, but those who play the roles of a father have their children’s best interest at heart.

They try to keep their children from avoiding mistakes they will later be sorry for in their future. Some of the rules are strict and some of them don’t make sense, but if we follow their instructions as we mature, we will recognize they had our best interest at heart.

Spiritual fathers also play an important role with believers. They who have been anointed to be spiritual fathers can see where their spiritual children are headed and sometimes will intervene by denying them certain positions, disapproving of whom to marry or just having friendship with.

It’s not that they’re trying to disregard them as an adult, but they are looking at what could be detrimental to their spiritual growth.

Our heavenly Father gives us instructions through His written Word. It assists us in avoiding actions that will cause us to be limited in our spiritual growth or excelling in careers, marriage, finances, and education. God knows the temptation that comes with life, He’s aware of the sorrow and pain we can avoid. His restrictions are to help us to have a happy, successful and abundant life when we follow the principals of His written Word.

God knows what’s best for us, and He wants to give us His best, but we must submit to His rules, trusting that He knows what’s best. Many hearts ships we have been through wasn’t because of God, but because of ourselves. We didn’t want anyone tell us anything about our lives as adults.

Thank God even with our mistakes, God can correct them and make every crooked way straight. We must   be truthful with Him by confessing our sins, then He will help us (If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness – 1st John 1:9). We sinned because we didn’t acknowledge Him before doing what we did.

God wants His children to come to Him for directions before we go to anyone else. When we do this, we’re placing Him first. Sometimes He will direct us to people He will use to counsel us, and when we reject them, we’re rejecting God.

We are never to old to take instructions, its pride that influences us we don’t need counseling from others. Counseling only means someone else can see a better picture than what we’re seeing and they can direct us to a better way.

If we can trust in other things and people, why can’t we trust the Father that knows best for us? He knows us better than we know ourselves.

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