Bobby Davis– I don’t share personal things often but I wanted to share this for anyone who might be able to relate and learn from this.
God is good! Wednesday was a very special day for me. Turning a negative part of my life into a positive. I could possibly say it’s been a negative for my whole family. Most people know I was adopted by my step dad in high school. It was an exciting time for me because I had never really had a “dad”. So when I was adopted, I took his last name. A name that i thought told me I belonged to my family. I finally had the same last name as my mother and two of my siblings. I had never had the same last name as them.
For some time now that man has unexplainably not been apart of my life. Maybe it’s because he and my mother have since divorced. I’m not quite sure and the reasoning honestly doesn’t matter. What matters is that the last time I spoke to him, (years ago) I told him I didn’t want the failed marriage to come between the relationship that he and I had. I have attempted to contact him on numerous occasions only to receive no response.
So Wednesday September 7th, 2016 I decided to take my birth name back. In court, when the judge asked why I was changing my name back I explained the circumstances. She was very kind in apologizing and said that the man who took the oath had failed me and my family. I immediately told her that it was perfectly okay to me that this happened. I turned to my Grand father and acknowledged how blessed I’ve been to have such a great role model of a Grand Father and that he’s been able to lead me like no one else has. She smiled and the look on her face told me she knew I would better off with all of this behind me.
Why am I sharing this though? Because God may have put me in a weird situation where I’ve had strained relationships with father figures. But he has always had my best interest in mind. He put Bob Davis in my life and I’m so thankful for it. He’s the man who has taught me about the Lord and lead me in a way that I could make the decision to let God live through me and lead my heart to where it needs to be. I am so very thankful for that.
So my lesson for all my friends and family reading this post is this… Relationships are very important! No matter what type of relationship it is, letting God lead you in them is crucial. Knowing when and who to start them with is just as important as forgiving and ending them. Setting boundaries in fragmented relationships can be tough, but letting God lead you to those decisions makes it so easy. Guard your heart, and the hearts around you. Don’t let broken promises and inaction keep you from finding the right people to surround you in life. Trust in the Lord And He will lead you there. God is good!