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Since it is almost Father’s Day, I wanted to share some lessons my daddy has taught me throughout my life. However, I want to start off by saying that my daddy is one of the most loving and kind-hearted people you will meet. He cares for his family and others and never complains when times get hard. He is an amazing dad and deserves the absolute world. Now that I have told you a little bit about him, here are some lessons he has taught me:
- Stay in church. This is the most important lesson that he has taught me and has impacted me so much throughout my life. I have seen how God has worked in my life and how he continues to bless me each and every day. My daddy also taught me a bible verse that I have loved ever since. It is, Matthew 17:20- “Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “if you have faith and do not doubt, not only will you do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen.” It’s crazy how much this verse has impacted my life because recently I have been thrown many curve balls; however, even in those tough times where my faith was weak, God revealed something even greater each time.
- Work hard-life is hard. From sun up to sun down, my daddy has always worked hard, whether it be on the farm or doing electrical work. I have never seen someone work as hard or long as he does every day and he is truly my inspiration.
- Put in the work and you will reap the benefits. He is always working spiritually and physically to serve the Lord and others around him. I hear him all the time in church praying for people and even if he doesn’t know them that need prayer, he still prays for them. Even outside of church he gives as much as he can and never lets people go without.
- Never give up. Throughout my life, I have noticed that it hasn’t always been easy for him but even when times got tough, he never gave up and always persevered. This lesson has helped me so much because just when everything seemed impossible, he gave me a reason to keep going and the benefits were unimaginable.
These are some lessons that shaped who I am as a person today. I am forever grateful for these lessons and that he can still teach me things today. Happy Father’s Day daddy. I love you to the moon and back.