Most of us have probably said or heard the phrase “who’s your daddy” or “call me daddy” at some point in our lives. It essentially defines who or what has power over you. Most of the time we say it jokingly because we want to prove a point… But if we’re honest with ourselves there are so many things that have become our “daddy” in real life. So many things have power over us, most that we actively consent to on a daily basis by the words that come out of our mouths.
After having a conversation with a friend a few days ago, I thought about how much control anger used to have over my life. I could think about one situation for a split second and go from 0 to 100. How many of us have that same issue? We have allowed the situations of our past and even our current to be a crutch for us to do whatever it is we want to do. We use these situations to justify our issues. We say or exude things like “my daddy left when I was three that’s why I’m so angry…I have guy issues…I have trust issues…I don’t know how to be a man”. Or “my ex cheated, lied, and hurt me so I have a right to either treat other men bad or build up a wall that’s impossible to break down”.
So who’s your daddy? Your situation, your past, and the walls you’ve built up to “protect” yourself from getting hurt or your God? You spend so much time saying what happened to you that you haven’t even spoken LIFE into what is to come. Understand that there is POWER in your tongue. “Wise words satisfy like a good meal; the right words bring satisfaction. The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.” (Proverbs 18:20-21). So what are you speaking? Are speaking things that you would like to come to fruition or are you presuming the worst? Because whatever you presume will become your “daddy” so choose wisely.
We just stepped into the season of Spring. It’s a season that has a dual purpose: to wash away the things of the past and produce new fruit and flowers. It’s one of my favorite seasons because it helps me remember that regardless of what happened before, there is so many amazing things to come. So I started believing the things I want to see in my life. I believe that I’ll reap the harvest of all the work I’m putting in (Galatians 6:9). I believe that no matter how much I’ve been hurt in the past, God has someone amazing for me (Proverbs 18:22). I believe that all the goals that I’ve written out for this year will come to fruition (Habbakkuh 2:1-2). Because if I let everything I’ve been through or even things that COULD (but have not) go wrong, I would be walking around here defeated before I even fought.
Say this every morning (modify as you wish): I have power over how I feel today. Everything that happened to me before is irrelevant. I choose to be BETTER and not BITTER. I choose to be happy in spite of everything that’s going on around me. ALL things work for my GOOD, so I have no reason to worry. It’s going to be a great day!
I love you and so does He,