No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God. 1 John 3:9 (NIV)
If you feel that your father messed you up, then you need to know that there is a Father who can put you right. This is good news. If your father was an alcoholic or an abuser, then you will find yourself fighting a voice inside you that says, You are going to be just like him.
There is a secret genetic power at work and just as metal is drawn to a magnet, so you will be drawn down the same path as your father. You will find yourself saying, “I don’t want to be like him.” But the voice inside will say, You cannot avoid it, because your life has come from him.
The good news is that God can plant a better seed in your soul. God can become your Father. God can plant His life, and His nature in your soul. He will do that as you receive and believe in His Son Jesus Christ.
Do you feel that your father messed you up? Are you afraid of being like him? Have you felt hopeless—that you cannot avoid becoming just like him? Do you see how God could become your heavenly Father and set you in a new direction?