I have recently discovered how I have been trying to win God’s approval, when God already approved of me. I had been acting as an orphan. We can see this orphan pattern in the bible. Cain was jealous of his brother which turned into anger. Nimrod led the people in the building of Babylon to ‘make a name for themselves’ Ten of the twelve spies saw themselves as ‘grasshoppers.’ King Saul describes himself of coming from the lowest tribe of the lowest family in Benjamin. This tendency to believe that we are not the sons and daughters of the living God can cause us and other people so much grief. Invite some today to take a closer look at Christ and his church and help them to see themselves as God sees them as beloved.