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We Are All Adopted!

By Kimberly Chastain, MS, LMFT

When someone asks you, "Who are you, what is your name? What do you say?

My response is something like, "Hi, I'm Kimberly Chastain a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Professional Life Coach, Wife, Mom, etc." Depending on groups you may attend, it could be something like I'm a recovering alcoholic, recovering addict, anorexic, fill in the blank.Do you know what we really should answer to that question? "Hi, I'm a child of God and daughter of the King. I am incredibly special and chosen." Wow! What a difference that makes for your self worth.

We are all adopted into the Kingdom of God. Look at Ephesians 1:5, "He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will." Romans 8:15, "For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption. And by Him we cry, "Abba, Father." God chose us before the beginning of time. Does that not make you feel incredibly special? God has been thinking about you for thousands of years.

The other thought that is so wonderful is once we are adopted into God's family, Jesus is sitting at the right hand of God and saying, "This one is mine. I died for her. No one can take her out of my hand." God sees the work of Christ's sacrifice and says it is enough. Also, the most astonishing fact is Jesus is saying there is nothing she can do to make Me love her more and nothing she can do to make Me love her less. I love her. Period. Reread that sentence. As Working Moms we can have tendencies to perfectionism. God loves you period. You don't have to work at earning or keeping His love. He rejoices in you and His wonderful creation.

So, today I encourage you to spend time thinking about your adoption and your inheritance as a child of God. If you really knew how much you were loved, I do think we all would act differently every day. We often forget who our Heavenly Father is and how much He loves us. You are loved no matter what. I encourage you to have a day full of remembering whose you are.

About The Author
© 2005 Kimberly Chastain

Kimberly Chastain, MS, LMFT is the Christian Working Mom Coach and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She was recently featured in the book the Myth of the Perfect Mother. She is the author of "Help My Preteen/Teenager is Driving Me Nuts!!!" To schedule a free, initial coaching session send an email to free@kimberlychastain.com or visit http://www.christianworkingmom.com.

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