A Letter to a Fatherless Father

I know sometimes that life can be unfair. I know that there are times that you may feel that you needed your father but he wasn’t there. You needed the guidance and direction to help you become the man that you desired to be. I know there are many questions that you wanted answers to but never received them. I just want to encourage you and let you know that no matter the circumstance of you becoming fatherless be it death, divorce, neglect, denial, or your father choosing to walk away. The absence of your father doesn’t define who you are. I say this with much confidence because I know someone who thinks highly of you. I know someone that loves you unconditionally, and also I know that until you know who you are, the weight of the absence of your father will continue to be hefty. Do you even know who you are? Yes, you have your Father’s DNA, but you should know that you also have your Father God’s DNA. You see God is your real source; he is your father. You have the characteristics of your Father. In the book of Genesis Chapter 1 verse 26, it reads “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:” You have God’s DNA, and that is a powerful thing. The reason it is so powerful is that God is love, long- suffering, kind, forgiving, compassionate, and righteous and guess what, you have these same characteristics inside of you. It’s important for you to know who you are because when the opportunity comes for you to forgive that absentee father or that drug addicted father could you. Can you forgive him for that thing that happened? You know that stuff that you harbor on the inside of you that you try to hide, but it shows up in all of your relationships. That thing that has you questioning everything and everyone around to the point where you can’t just live and not just live but live freely. Let me tell you this secret; God chose him to be your father. I have another secret too, you were born for a purpose, and your circumstances and situation doesn’t stop Gods purpose for your life. Now that you know the secret what are you to do? You are to forgive them and move forward. You are to love them. You should be like Paul when he said, “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” No, it’s not easy because if it was easy, he wouldn’t have to press toward the mark but also know it can happen because you have the DNA of your Father God. You need to know what God sees when he looks at you. The first thing you should be aware of is that God loves you so much that he sent his son to die for your future sins because when his son Jesus died, you weren’t born yet. I need you to grasp that revelation. You need to know that you are royalty, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Why would you be seeking a kingdom if there was no King? Keeping in mind that you are created in the image and likeness of God. You are royalty. I also need you to know that according to Jeremiah 29:11 that reads “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” God wants you to have peace and give you hope that there is a brighter future ahead. You should also know just as God spoke the world into existence, what you speak out of your mouth is just as powerful. What words are you speaking over your children? I have only given you a small glimpse of you are, but yet it’s so imperative that you know this so that you can be the Father that God has created you to be. God is your source. You need to stay connected to your source so that when lies of the rejection, death, and denial try to enter into your mind, you can cast down that thought and know that you are fearfully and wonderfully made and that you are royalty in the eyes of God.

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