1 Timothy 3:1 ~ Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task.
I love that this verse says an overseer is a noble task. I truly believe that being part of a family, and a man who desires to be a good husband and father is the most noble of all.
A family man must be selfless. Looking out for his family before himself. So many people these days get so wrapped up in the things they have or don’t have and that become the priority. A man who would rather give his child a new bike than a new videogame system for himself is a beautiful thing. Even more beautiful is a guy who comes home from a long hard day at work and goes outside to play basketball with little ones instead of kicking his feet up and watching TV.
A noble man is also kind. He doesn’t become enraged when his daughter accidentally puts her red shirt in with all the white socks and underwater leading to a lot of pink undergarments. Instead, he laughs about it and teacher her what is correct. He is willing to listen when his wife has a tough day with the kiddos instead of comparing his job to hers. He provides a shoulder for everyone in his household when they need it.
The perfect guy is able to teach and be taught. He knows what he knows and doesn’t’ pretend to know more. He constantly seeks to learn new things. When his son wants to learn how to replace a toilet, he takes the time to walk the boy through the process, sharing his knowledge with the next generation. Even if it takes tiwce the time to complete the task, he knows what the investment he is making in the future of Junior. And when a little one learns to speak Spanish, but Dad doesn’t know how, he takes interest and asks the child to teach him a few things to make the little one feel special.
My Mr. Right will have a desire to be of noble character and know what it takes to possess that character. I want him to be selfless and kind, teaching and teachable. All these things make for the kind of husband that should lead a wife and the kind of father that should lead a household.