Faith, integrity, and love characterized our leadership posts over the last three weeks. Today, as we close this series, our focus turns to an area of foundational magnitude.
If there is one component needed to characterize leadership in the home, it is desire. Leadership requires the desire to lead, to develop the character necessary to lead.
We possess a tendency to do what we want to do. When that desire exists, nothing stands in the way. No mountain is too high to climb, no valley too low to walk through, no obstacle too great to overcome. When we want to do something, we find a way to get it done.
The opposite is also true. When we do not want to do something, it does not matter the consequence(s) of failing, or the reward(s) of succeeding, we will not get it done.
The same is true in the home. Fathers need that one foundational component to excel in areas of faith, integrity, and love. When we desire to lead as God planned for the home, nothing will stand in the way of our achieving His plan.