When a leader goes before their people and lives out what is expected it becomes apart of the culture. Leaders would do well to pray daily for God's help and grace to be a godly and growing example to those around them.
Whether in the home, business, community or church it is important that the leaders don't live by a different set of standards than those that they lead. We must labor to help those around us love the standard, and if they see the leaders avoiding the standard than more than likely they will likewise avoid the standard.
What standards do you live by? How does God feel about those? If we are going to let our light shine than we must be living in such a way that we are maturing up into all that Jesus Christ has commanded us. How are we helping others grow up to love the standard? Are we as patient with others as God has been with us?
When a father joyfully and sacrificially pursues a life to honor and glorify God it will only influence those in his home. It is how God works. He uses changed hearts to change hearts. We must walk by faith and not by sight. May walking by faith make us more patient, humble and loving. If we are honest we are like the people we lead. In other words, we don't have it all together.
So men, go out and labor in joy. Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, May the Lord continue to grow and encourage our men to be strong and courageous in His strength. We have the gospel and we need it daily and without it you only stand naked and without hope.