Once an Orphan, Now a King

Lately God has been reminding me that I’m no longer an orphan. Sometimes I forget and need to be reminded.

God has been coating his reminders with globs of grace. It typically sounds something like, ‘Son, you aren’t an orphan anymore. Remember that I adopted you and made you my own. You don’t need to fend for yourself anymore. You don’t have to fight for things like you use to.’

You see, I oft forget that my identity has changed. I’m no longer an orphan among orphans fighting for the last bit of food on the table, or for the attention of the next potential adoptive parents to walk in the door. No. I’m the son of the King now. Things are a lot different for me.

Where does your identity come from? Are you an orphan? Have you been adopted yet? If we aren’t solid in the area of identity, our lives will be pretty shaky.

Comments (3):

  1. Destiny Case

    April 6, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    I needed this in the worst of ways today, and just happened to stumble across it.
    This morning, I woke up and felt like God wanted me to really study my identity, so I cracked open my bible, and since my translation never really says anything about actual identity, I searched my concordance for “face” or “faces.” And found 2 Corinthians 3:18. And with that verse came this overwhleming reminder that I’ve been bought. That I have been ransomed by a God that came to adopt the orphan. To be the father of a fatherless child. And that just lifted my heart this morning. I was a sinner that was set free. I ounce was blind, but He taught me to truly see. An orphan, now a queen. God’s little girl. And with that came this overwhelming love wrapped in the truth that God loves me as a daughter. And then I read this, and cried. Hahaha
    The truth is that I will be found in God. And on those days where nothing makes sense, and I seem to forget who I am and where I stand in this world, God is there to remind me who I am and what I am to Him! This is awesome! Like I said, I really needed it.

    • Jaymes Downer

      April 8, 2013 at 5:42 pm

      Hey Destiny, So glad that this helped you today! This identity stuff has been rocking me the last year or so. Keep digging and finding yourself in Him!

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