A Letter to a Father about Identity

My heart is heavy as I write these words and I will tell you why. The reason my heart is heavy is that men do not know their true identity. First, let me state what the word of God says about the man. In the book of Genesis chapter 2 verses 15-20, it reads.
“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die. The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals. But for Adam, no suitable helper was found. ”
The first thing you must know that as a man I urge to be in the presence of God consistently. When God placed Adam in the Garden of Eden, it was a place where the presence of God dwelled. The next thing I recommend that you pay attention to are the instructions that God gave the man. God not only place Adam in the garden but told Adam to work the garden and take care of it. Are you working? Do you have a job? Also, I urge to pay close attention to see who God is talking to this whole time in these verses. God is talking to Adam no one else; there was no Eve yet. God gave the man (Adam) the instructions, not the woman (Eve). As a man, it is part of your identity to be a man that dwells in the presence of God, a working man and a man that can hear from God and obey God. Continuing further in the book of Genesis Chapter 2 verse 21-22 it reads. “So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.”
The first thing that I want to acknowledge is this; the woman did not come from the dirt the woman was made from the rib of a man. I don’t know if you can catch the revelation of whatever you produce you sustain. You can find more about the concept of sustaining what you produce on a previous letter titled “A Letter to an Absent Father.” The revelation I wish for you to see is that if a woman comes from the rib of a man isn’t it his job to sustain her if a man was made in the image and likeness of God?, whatever God produce he protects, maintains, provides, guides and cultivate.
It is my deepest desire that you know your true Identity so that you can be the Father that God created you to be. The thing you must realize is that you are a Father although you have no children. You see Adam was all these things before he became a natural father. Your job as a man is to protect, provide, guide and cultivate whatever you produce be it a wife or children. We often hear the term Motherland when we refer to going home, but I beg to differ because The Father carries the seed, not the Mother. The Mother incubates the seed and births what is given. So when we use the term Motherland are we saying that it is a seedless land? The man carriers the identity that is why today we carry the males last name in marriage and also with the birth of a child. My prayer is for the men in this world to discover their true identity so that foundational fathers can be birthed to carry on the legacy of the Kingdom of God.

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