As I prepare for my Father's Day message, I am reminded of the influence that us fathers have on our children. If we are going to be successful leaders, then we must first make a decision to lead our family. Are we successful, if our churches and organizations are growing but our families are falling apart? I think not! I know the benefits aren't recognition, pay raises or bonuses but there are major rewards from leading a successful home. The bible says in 1 Timothy 3 that if someone desires to be a leader, he must first "rule his own house well." Let's make a decision that we fathers will step up and use our influence for good and lead our families in the right direction.