A Letter to a Father about Character


As I write this letter, I’m thinking of the times when we place more emphasis on the external things than the internal. How we are more consumed about how others see us, which is our reputation, rather than our character, which is who we are when no one is watching.
In the book of Matthew chapter 5 verses 14-16, it reads. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
The reason I include bible verses when I write is that these are my convictions and I want you to see why we must no longer compromise on the principles of God. The reason we must no longer compromise is that our society and our nation are not in the condition God planned for it to be. God gave us a powerful thing, and that is free will, but my question is what we are doing with this free will? Are we compromising because we have free will? Or are we choosing to stand firm on our convictions?
Matthew chapter 5 verses 14-16 is talking about character. What does light do? Light exposes darkness. Light comes to defend what is right and exposes what is wrong. The purpose of this exposure is not to condemn but rather the hope of a conviction which would lead others to glorify God.
As a parent, you must not compromise on your beliefs. Do you know why you must not compromise? You must not compromise because when you are a parent your life is not all about you anymore, you belong to the children you are raising and your character is protecting them.
There are many children born out of wedlock, and to single parent homes in our society. Many divorces are happening in our nation and community, and this saddens me. It saddens me because we must get back to the principles of God because our families are falling apart due to the lack of character. I did not write this letter to condemn because I have no right. I write this letter to be a light to others and for the next generation.
My prayer for this nation is that we do not compromise on our convictions and become parents who expose the darkness so that our children may see that we are parents with integrity, credibility, and legitimacy.

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