I can see that you’re in an uncomfortable situation between your step-dad and other family members who still have past hurts to deal with. Ask the Lord to go before you and soften their hearts, and when they question you about it, I would just humbly and respectfully say something like “I know he did wrong in the past, and so did I. I must do what is right between myself and the Lord now - please try to understand!”I plan on calling him, to see if I can come over. Then when I'm there, I'll apologize to not only my father, but my step mother as well since I had caused her great pain and my brother/sisters for not keeping in touch with them for so long. The problem is, my step dad and my side of my family do not like my father. They have their reasons but they hold resentment within their hearts.
I know if I tried to contact them, my step dad would not be to happy. Their reasons are not totally wrong but the past is the past. If God was the type to hold our past against us, then who could be forgiven? Just like God has forgiven me, and has been patient with me, likewise I want to as well.
I definitely do know my limits, so reaching beyond what I can reach is not an option lol, even if it's a simple job, then at the very least I can help my family out and what have you. Thank you for such encouraging words, and for helping me with ideas and whatnot.
I'll definitely keep all of you updated regarding the moving part, my dad and co, and job as well. I also gotta pray more and get closer to God as well.