There is a girl that feels unclaimed. She’s thinks that she’s no one’s daughter. She feels unworthy and unwanted. Struggling, she goes through each day depressed and heavy-burdened. Friends try and comfort her and talk to her, but what they say won’t fix the problems surrounding her. Sometimes she feels okay or actually happy, and she still can have fun –but there’s something missing. There’s always a feeling, deep in her gut, of guilt and hurt and shame. She tries to find ‘new’ –new boys, new attitudes, new cloths, new tricks, new looks, new her. Trying everything she can come up with, she still feels…empty. Her heart is busted, bruised, beat up, and dry. She fills herself with everything from the world, but what she doesn’t know is that her void will never be filled by this world. Desperate, she wants to talk to her daddy but she can’t. There are so many different reasons at different times of why she can’t speak with her dad. She needs to understand and needs an explanation. She wants to feel his presence. She needs to tell him that she is sorry and she loves him. She doesn’t know that He is always more than enough.
And if you don’t know your heavenly Father, this girl is you. If you are struggling in your faith, this girl is you. If you’ve ever felt alone or abandoned or unworthy, this girl is you. If you’ve ever believed the lies from the enemy, then this girl is you.
But the point is that you have been called into the family of God. “But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.” John 1:12
In America, the average price for adopting a baby is $10,000 to $30,000. International adoptions can easily run $20,000 to $40,000. In the Bible, the price for your adoption was more than all of that combined. You have been bought with the price of Jesus’ life. Let’s realize though, that we have “the right to become children of God” (John 1:12) and just like everything else God gives us, our adoption is not forced. Adoption is a verb –it is active. Jesus showed us that by going to the cross for us. Also, when you adopt in America, you can never disown that child –it’s the same way with God. He will never leave you or forsake you (Deut. 31:6)
You say unworthy and He says “always worth it”. You say depressed and He says “I will comfort you”. You say empty, but He says “spirit filled”. He says to you “It’s a relentless pursuit…a passionate pursuit. I will not stop chasing after you –the love of my life.” –Relentless Pursuit by Kim & Skyler Smith
You say alone and fatherless, but He says “claimed and daughter.” He calls you daughter.
We all have this opportunity, but it is your choice. Choose to be His beloved daughter. Choose to be adopted. It is beyond worth it.
Romans 8:14-16 “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.”
-Candice & Brittany Potter