I sometimes have to cringe when I consider that my wife and children are observing and noting my "dad" behavior, my "husband" behavior and especially my "man of God" behavior. There are many times when I am not the best example and I certainly hear from them or see in them when my example falls short of what God intends for me.
The scariest part though, is when I see them imitating my failures, picking up my "bads" and walking in my crooked steps. Leading by example, we all lead, even when we are not aware and even when we don't intend.
I want to be a better example and I'm working hard to straighten my steps, for God and for family. I want to be imitated, for Him and to Him, in Jesus' name.
Check out this lesson from Mark Roberts, Be Imitators of Me?
1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1
1 Thessalonians 1:5-6