“Daddy, would you be able to give me the money they asked us to bring in school?”, asked my daughter. My response was convincing; “Of course, I would give you.” She shouted, “Yes! I already told my classmates that my Daddy will give me.”

Friend, you need to face life with the understanding that your Daddy God will give you. I have never told my children that I cannot afford something. Even if it’s something beyond my reach financially, I always assured them I would give them, and I’ve always done that by God’s Grace. I go all the way to get it done. I’m doing that to let them know that God can be trusted.

Most times, our understanding or relationship with God is often affected by the people that raised us; our parents most importantly. If you have an earthly father who keeps telling you that he cannot afford stuff, or always shouts when needs arise, it may affect your faith in God and your outlook on life. But I need to tell you that God is not like your earthly father, He can afford anything and everything (Psalms 50:10, 2 Peter 1:3).

“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?” (Matthew 7:11). God is more willing to give us than we are willing to receive. He only wants us to prioritize Him and His kingdom (Matthew 6:33). In case you have an earthly father who seems incapable of meeting your needs, remember that you have the Heavenly Father (Psalms 27:10).

If you are a parent, I need you to model the Father God correctly before your children; this is one of your most sacred responsibilities. Your children should see God through you. They should trust God through you. They should feel God’s love through you. Make up your mind to give them a solid foundation for a solid walk with God (2 Timothy 1:5).

If you don’t know the Heavenly Father, you cannot father correctly. God is the Father of all spirits; in Him we move, live and have our being (Acts 17:28, Hebrews 12:9). You need to tap into His fathering grace so you can father correctly. Most times, after promising my children that I would do stuff for them, I go into prayers to the Heavenly father for provisions. The truth is, I am limited but God is not.

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria