By: Abigayle Mutua
Who is a spiritual orphan?
A story is frequently told of a baby eagle that fell out of its nest and became separated from its family.
A mother chicken took pity on the apparently orphaned eagle and raised the baby as her own.
As it grew, the young eagle pecked and shuffled along the ground along with its chicken siblings, having never learned that life could be any different.
One day it looked up at an eagle soaring high in the sky and marvelled…
As sons and daughters of a living God we should bear the family likeness and carry out the family business.
But we will never fulfil our potential or live a supernatural Christian life while we are living with an orphan mindset.
Until we do, we will live like the eagle in the story, believing that we are subject to limitations that do not exist.
Have you ever been a regular church goer but you still feel empty? Have you served in ministry but still feel empty and powerless? Have you fasted and prayed but felt like God was very far from you?
Could it be that you’re battling With SPIRITUAL ORPHAN Situation? The ‘orphan spirit’ refers to a spiritual condition in which some Christians profess outwardly to know God as Father, but experience an internal contradiction to that belief. They don’t believe that they are truly a son or a daughter.
I wanna remind you that you’re not an orphan:
‘The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”’ (Rom 8:15)