I Fit Almost All The Profiles. Is It Hopeless?

You’ve now become acquainted with all ten characteristics of the spiritual orphan.  Maybe you only related to one or two but I will tell you that this would be unusual.  Many check off more than a few and some even admit to having all ten.  With that realization usually comes panic.  “Is this hopeless?  Am […]

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Orphan Profile #10: I Can’t Find Enough Comfort In This World To Feel Better

Comfort. An embrace when I’m crying. A listening ear when I have to talk something out. A soothing gentle ballad when my anxious heart needs to calm. A soft blanket and a cup of tea when I’ve had a hard day. All of these do something wonderful for my heart but each one is earthbound. Though they are tangible, they […]

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Orphan Profile #8: I Don’t Know Who I Am Or Where I’m Going

If I don’t know Jesus well and if I don’t see myself through the mirror of His Word, I won’t know my purpose.  I won’t know  my gifts.   I won’t discern my role in the kingdom.   The greatest tragedy is to miss knowing God, the whole purpose for which I was born.  The second is to […]

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Orphan Profile #6. I Want Love So Badly That I Trust Without Discernment

To exercise discernment, I must be willing to assess, then take whatever action is necessary.  Sometimes that means moving toward someone or walking away.  But if I feel desperate for love, I will feel that I can’t afford to refuse anyone who promises it.  The problem is that people with an agenda appear to love […]

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Orphan Profile #3. I Live In Fear Of Embarrassment and Humiliation

Confidence, a healthy confidence, is a wonderful thing.  Well loved children from stable homes usually have it unless someone on the outside has corrupted it with bullying and/or public humiliation.  There are precious few who are not afraid to answer questions in a class.  The rest think twice before raising their hand.  Introverts really struggle […]

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Orphan Profile #1. I Look Inside Other People’s Windows

Orphan Profile #1  I LOOK INSIDE OTHER PEOPLE’S WINDOWS AND WISH MY LIFE WERE DIFFERENT Unhappy with our lives, we will peek into the windows of other’s lives and wish we could be part of their family.  We do it as children and unless we make our home Jesus, we will do it until we […]

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