Being a dad means showing your kids that the avenues of success rarely run through Hollywood, rapping, or sports.

- Harry H. Harrison, 1001 Things It Means to Be a Dad

Sometimes it’s a fine line between crushing a kiddos dreams and teaching them to think realistic. It’s popular to say to kids “You can be anything you want.”, but the truth is Shaquille O’neal never had a shot at being a horse jockey. We have to encourage our kids to dream big and be careful that we don’t limit their horizon to our own vision. That being said, we also need to help them think realistically about the world. The emphasis, in every case, should be this “You can be exactly what God created you to be.” At the end of the day being who and what God created you to be is the chief aim in life. It’s not necessary to be capable of anything. You are capable of the only thing that matters.

Josh Spurlock About Josh Spurlock

Josh Spurlock, MA, LPC is Director of The Relationship Center and CEO/ Chief FANATIC at Springfield BackOffice.

The Relationship Center provides Biblically Christian and Clinically Proven Professional Counseling services. TRC is a multi-specialty professional counseling practice with 8 therapists in Springfield and Branson, Missouri offices.

Springfield BackOffice is a service organization with a mission to improve the lives of small business and ministry leaders by providing the back office and business consulting services they need to make their life EASY and keep their business FUN!

  • Andrew Reginald Mazade

    really great article i agree completely as a father to be i just want my child to know god and know he is loved