Orphan or Daughter. Which are you?
A little girl was adopted into a wonderful family who was able to meet all her needs. Every night her new mom made incredible dinners for her and the rest of the family. For months it was a common occurrence for the mom to find bags of hidden food stashed and hoarded under her daughter’s bed or under her pillow. Even though this little girl had been adopted, she lived the lie that she was still an orphan. She continued to live as if she was in lack, was invisible, rejected, insecure and fearful, instead of living out her new life as a daughter for quite some time until she was able to accept her rightful new identity and place as a beloved daughter.
Studies have shown orphans who grow into adulthood often have a sense of abandonment, rejection, isolation, distrust, insecurity, anxiety and are susceptible to a host of other issues. Christians as well can suffer with these same feelings if they do not understand their new position and identity in Christ.
Romans 8:15 says, “For you have not received a spirit of slavery (orphan spirit) leading to fear again but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons (daughters) by which we cry out, “Abba Father.”
As children of God we have a new identity and do not need to believe the lies that we are in lack, invisible, isolated, abandoned, or rejected.
Have you believed a lie? If so, denounce the lie and replace it with truth. Forgive where forgiveness is needed and thank God for your freedom. Truth sets people free to walk in their true identity of being children of God. We have full access to cry out, “Abba Father.” Know without a doubt that you are His beloved daughter.
Elizabeth, Founder and President of MWOV, author and speaker.