Dr. Elijah Glenn Says “Being a father means I’m about to impact the world”

Name: Dr. Elijah Glenn City: Hurst, Tx | Instagram: @Humbledadlegacy

What does being a father mean to you?

Being a father means I’m about to impact the world. It means I have the opportunity to create a generation of husbands and wives that will live for Christ and minister the gospel through how they live their life.

Describe your experience with your father growing up and how that impacted you today.

I did not have a father growing up. His absence caused me to question my identity of being a man. Meaning I didn’t think I was a man until I had a wife and kids.

My confidence suffer and erected arrogance. I over compensate on out doing what my father should have done. It also drives me.

What things/tools/gems did you take from your experience growing up into your Fatherhood journey today?

What I’ve learned is they want your time and that’s something you can’t get back. So I need to steward my time well. The time I invest now will allow me to see them later.

Have you had any obstacles on your fatherhood journey? If so, explain.

Yes, the main obstacle was when my late wife Genirde passed away and left me with 4 kids ranging from 3 to 12. I became a single father having to manage my grief along with theirs.

Because I had been in their life I was able to lean on them during my grief.

What advice would you give other Fathers on their journey?

My advice to fathers would be to spend as much time as possible with your children. Create an environment where they can thrive in. Allow them to let you know what you can work on.

If you could write a quick letter to your father, starting with “Dear Father,” what would you say?

Dear Father,

I have a hard time calling you that because you haven’t been that to me since I was 5 years old. Your absence has allowed me to question my ability to be a good husband and father. I wasn’t sure of if you care or loved me. I’m still not quite sure.

I question if I want to build a relationship with you. However, I’m not sure it will happen.
Praying God allows you to be a better father.


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