Many of us have grown up without fathers. Others of us have lived with fathers who didn’t know anything about fatherhood. And there are some of us who were raised by fathers who did the best they knew how, but still failed. Even the fathers who have done a great job are not perfect. As a result, the greatest struggle this generation is faced with is the Orphan Spirit: We need to constantly perform keep our place, and we’re always worried there won’t be enough for us.
We are always trying to be someone because we don’t know that we are someone. We are constantly looking for ourselves because our fathers didn’t tell us who we are. But then they didn’t know: their fathers never told them they were kings either. So we have kings who beget kings who beget kings… all the while thinking they are slaves trying to win the favor of their master by how well they perform. And how is this performance measured? Not by who they THEMSELVES are, but by what OTHER people have been able to DO. They strive and they strive and they strive… And no matter how much is attained, it is not enough.
As a slave it is not enough to obtain favor from your master. Once you obtain that favor, you live in the deathly fear of losing it. What if I am not able to outdo myself to please my master? What if I lose my spot? True children don’t worry about such things. They know their father loves them because he birthed them. And no other reason is needed.
It doesn’t matter how calculated and scheming other people are. You are not them. They are striving to attain what you already have by DNA. A prince is a prince not because he is trying to be a prince, but because his father is a King. Others may plot and devise all kinds of methods to try to be something, but what is that to you? You already ARE SOMEONE. And it pleases the Father to give you the kingdom, even if you don’t know what you’re doing.
Daddy won’t let you suffer for one extra day more than is required to complete the process of what He is doing in you.
Daddy will teach you what you need to know. If you ask questions, He will answer. If you fall down, He will pick you up. If you ask anything in His name and according to His will, He will give it to you. He is not too broke to fund the dreams you have discussed together. If you cry, He will hug you and wipe your tears away. If you miss it, He will bring you back to the right path. Daddy is Daddy, not a slave driver. He will raise you as a son who is to inherit and administer the kingdom. And that is tough, very tough. But throughout the process, you don’t have to fear anything. I promise you, Daddy won’t let you suffer for one extra day more than is required to complete the process of what He is doing in you. Not even ONE extra minute longer than necessary.
Is our greatest need not to be loved? Doesn’t it follow that are greatest fear when we dig deep down is that we are not loved? That we are not as loved as the other person over there? Or that love has a limit? That it will run out and there won’t be enough for us? That there are depths of love that are possible, but no one will go to those depths for us?
Stop for a moment. Focus. Now ask yourself: how would I live if I truly believed I was irrevocably and unconditionally loved by an all-powerful all-knowing FATHER? By LOVE Himself? Take your time to think through this and write down the thoughts that come to mind. Don’t stop even if the answers are outrageous and terrifying and you experience 100 million emotions. This process alone will begin to heal you.
You’re not fooling yourself because the truth is that you ARE loved by an EXCELLENT Father in the deepest and most protective way possible! For many, the reality of what I am saying is out of this world. It’s not something that we can comprehend. It even sounds like a lie… It’s okay that your earthly father didn’t know he was a king. It’s okay that you didn’t know that you are a king. But NOW YOU Do.
You don’t even have to act like royalty today. The goal is to increase your awareness of your royal bloodline, not to get you to DO anything. Over the next few weeks, I challenge you to look at the things you wrote about how you would live if you were truly loved without compromise. Look at them over and over again and say to yourself: THIS is how I will live because I AM truly loved and I AM royalty.
Faith. Hope. Love. The greatest of these is LOVE.
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