Are You A Son?
How do you see yourself? Do you see yourself as a disciplined one? If so, whose disciple are you?
Don’t give me that, “I follow the Lord,” stuff. The Apostle Paul encouraged the believers to follow him and those like him:
For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you; 2 Thessalonians 3:7 (KJV)
Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. Hebrews 13:7 (KJV)
Wisdom is readily seen in true sons of faith if they are looking for someone to mentor them with a fathers heart.
A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother. Proverbs 15:20 (KJV)
Allowing yourself to be mentored by a spiritual father involves much more than an occasional instruction. It is serious life-style development and character-building that involves disciplining (discipling) by those with whom you are in relationship. Involve them in your life.
Unfortunately, many young men and women want to jump out ahead of their character without the blessing of their spiritual fathers.
A true father will disciple you with your uniqueness in mind. He will want to raise you up according to the “way that (you) should go.” That is not always the way that others want you to go.
Be wise. Find yourself a father. Be a son. Be a daughter. Find yourself a father that will be more concerned about you than he is himself.
You want someone who will love you with the God kind of love. Remember, God’s love gives at it’s own expense for the benefit of the one loved. It’s counterfeit, lust, takes at the expense of the other in order to satisfy it’s own desire or need.
By the way: There are no perfect fathers.