Dad Ruined My Life
The most single solitary man that made an influence on my life was
my Dad. He was really an old fashioned man with principals, beliefs,
religion, and rules he refused to compromise. He not only lived by
the same but saw to it that I did. He put the fear in me that made
me just like him.
I'm not bragging, but complaining that because of Dad I can't make
a guest appearance on the "Jerry Springer Show." Oprah doesn't seem
to look my way when seeking someone to spotlight on her show. I've
often wondered why Dad raised me like he did. I've heard abused
children have had abused parents. Come to find out Grandpa ruined
his life just as he had mine. Sorry to say I've abused or ruined the
lives of my children and have the fear they will do the same to
I was never allowed to curse others when I got mad and
convinced them they were nothing but trash and scum when they
didn't agree with me or do things my way.
I don't know what it is like to get drunk or high....
I wasn't allowed the thrill of a high-speed chase from the law.
Dad taught prayer was the ultimate in shaking the heavens and
changing tragedy into triumph.
Boldness, assertiveness, and courage to speak, live, and act upon
the truth was the gateway to temporal as well as eternal
I was taught to forgive and pray for my enemies.
Because of my mean Dad, I have slept with only one beautiful
woman that I married over 25 years ago, and because of his ways
I don't want another one.
I love to go to church and be a team member doing chores and
things for God that nobody every notices.
Oh well, I guess I will talk it over with God after the
judgment and ask Him why He let me have a Dad who ruined my
opportunity of living a life of hell and into accepting Jesus as an
eternal father. Because He created, owned, and redeemed me from
destruction of my self and of others when He died on the cross in
submission to His own Father's will!
Thanks Dad for teaching me to lose my life so I could find it.....
[ by Gary Usher -- from 'Guidewords' ]
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