It is really easy to have an “orphan” mentality when we don’t fully realize who we are. Ladies, If you know Jesus you are a daughter of the king!
But maybe you don’t totally understand what that means. Or maybe you don’t know how to get out of a spiritual “orphan syndrome.”
Take heart. I have good news. You can start today acting like a daughter of the king.
Don’t act like an Orphan if you are a daughter of the King.
In general, orphans experience a great amount of neglect. There just aren’t enough qualified people to care for them even in the best of situations.
Even when orphans are adopted the families often lack the necessary skills to help these children cope with life in a normal way.
When children are neglected they have a long list of behavior issues. (1, 2, 3)
- Low self-esteem
- Identity crisis
- Fear of abandonment
- Lack of trust
- False guilt
- Sense of helplessness or hopelessness
- Withdrawal from others
- Lack of self-care
- Lack of confidence
- Inappropriate dress
- Making the same mistakes over and over
Does any of this describe you and your approach to life?
If you are a daughter of the king, you don’t have to act like an orphan.
How does a person become a daughter of the king?
This is an extremely important subject. I don’t want to assume that you know how to become a daughter of the king.
It begins by realizing we are all helpless, apart from God. We need a relationship with Jesus Christ. He is the one who can rescue us and bring us into the family of God.
If you don’t know Jesus, you probably have questions. The people at Chat About Jesus have answers. You can text, call, or chat with them online any time of the day or night.
Act like a daughter of the king
So you may be wondering what someone does when they truly believe they are a daughter of the king.
It isn’t as simple as changing our behavior. For one thing, just sheer determination is not enough to accomplish this.
It is a learning process. There are several important elements involved.
- Resolve your identity crisis
- Start telling yourself the truth
- Surround yourself with other daughters of the king
- Spend time with King Jesus regularly
1. Resolve your identity crisis
First, we need to realize who we are and think accordingly. You see, we can’t change our behavior if we don’t change our thinking. Your thoughts may be holding you captive.
But what exactly should we be thinking?
2. Tell yourself the truth
Second, we need to begin telling ourselves the truth.
We often believe lies about ourselves, others, and our circumstances. It is the truth that will set us free from spiritual “orphan syndrome.”
3. Surround yourself with other daughters of the king
I can’t begin to tell you how important this is. We all forget from time to time who we really are. We need someone reminding us to act like the daughter of the king.
The choice of friends really does matter. The people we hang out with the most can make or break our sense of identity.
This does not mean we can’t have friends who don’t know Jesus. There are different levels of friendship. The ones we go to for advice and support need to be daughters of the king.
4. Spend time with King Jesus regularly
All truth begins with God. In the Bible, we find the truth about ourselves, others, and our circumstances.
Everything else around us may be changing but we can always count on God and His words to remain the same.
That is where we learn what it means to be a daughter of the king.
You might also like to read:
- Who are you? Finding Your Identity
- Biblical Affirmations – Telling Yourself The Truth
- Christian Faith For Beginners
- Bible Reading For Beginners
- Bible Study For Beginners