The founder and president of Patricia King Ministries shared on important ways a person can overcome an orphan mentality.
Patricia King Shares about Orphan Mentality
Patricia King talked about having an orphan mentality on the Equipping the Saints show with Pastor Ché Ahn. She started by explaining that a person’s primary relationship in life is with the Father. “We see that right in Genesis chapter one. So we see a loving father creating uh male and female after His own image and likeness and loving on them and being with them,” she elaborated. All throughout the bible, God is represented as a Father. In fact, Jesus came to reconcile us to the Father.
Moreover, she also discussed the symptoms of an orphan heart. “When you’re an orphan or living according to that mentality, you’re going to have maybe competition, insecurity, jealousy. Even poverty is a symptom of that,” she shared.
An orphan doesn’t have the security of knowing that they are loved.
In the Christian walk, this mentality is evident when people strive to live for God and it is connected to a person knowing their worth and value. Without parental love, a person with an orphan mentality grows up insecure and lacking confidence.
How to Overcome Orphan Mentality
Psalms 27 says, “Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.” There may be a parental deficit in someones life, but God’s love is there to fill the emptiness in their hearts. “I believe our healing is going to begin with God himself. It’s been restored to God himself,” she said.
People must believe that God unconditionally loves them. “He’s not this big cruel judge in heaven trying to smash us down or, you know, trying to shame us or lay guilt on us. That’s not His nature. His nature is to love us and to delight in us,” she explained.
She also encouraged people to seek the Father. “We can start a revival of sonship, of daughtership, just by coming to know the Father’s heart,” she added.
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Reference | GOD TV
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