Ezekiel 11:20 – “that they may walk in My statutes and keep My judgments and do them; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God.” 

Do you know who He is and who you are in Him? Don’t let anyone or anything else define you. Your past is not who you are. Your failures are not your destiny. Your hurt is not your companion, and fear is not your nature. The Lord Almighty is your God. He is your Alpha and Omega. And you are His chosen royal priesthood.

Declaration: I’m a child of Most High. I’m His beloved and He is mine.

Flip the Script

What a huge revelation it is when you start to see God as your Father and begin to act like Him! Not just as a God you go to when you need a miracle or to supply your needs, but actually as your Father who has compassion on you, loves you and sees you for all that you can be, not what you are. 

You know, I’m amazed at the hell people go through in this life, but I can tell you this: If you can begin to see where your Father God was in the midst of your father’s absence, his abuse, his alcoholism or whatever it was–if you can see the Father’s goodness instead of your natural father’s lack of character–your whole life will change.

And you know what? You’ll start treating other kids right, and it’s just very important that kids are seen who are not seen. 

When I think about the three little boys living on that dirty mattress in an alley on the Tex-Mex border that we rescued, I get so mad. The men who were paid to take them to “the promised land” were actually cartel monsters who coyoted them right into sexual slavery. 

Those three little boys didn’t have anybody in the world to protect them, and all they needed was a dad. All they needed was somebody to know the goodness of the Father and say, “Because the Lord has seen me, I’m going to see them and I’m going to help them.”

I was that guy. God Almighty has taken care of me, so I’m gonna take care of them. Yes, I’ve been hurt. Yes, I’ve been through some hell of my own, but I have seen the Father is good so I can be good to those who need a daddy. 

Can you do the same? Can you begin to give the love and security of Father God away instead of the iniquities of your fathers, or your mothers, before you? Flip the script! Be the father your own daddy couldn’t be because your Heavenly Father is. It’s just that simple. 

Father to the fatherless, defender of widows— this is God, whose dwelling is holy. – Psalms