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If you don't feel like you always have a place at God's table, you might be trying to take a seat at tables that are not healthy for you. Identify areas where you're still striving, or where you see yourself more as a slave of God than a child of God. Adoption changes everything. Embrace it and believe that's when freedom begins.
We usually find coping mechanisms so we can feel better about life's disappointments rather than walking in the freedom that God has given us. The freedom of Christ doesn't lead to self-indulgent or self-sabotaging behavior, but rather the empowerment of the Spirit to love and serve others.
The acceptance you're craving, you already have. God has used the sacrifice of Jesus to bring you permanently into the family of God, and this is not some small acceptance. Nothing needs to be added to it. It is liberating acceptance. Your acceptance and freedom in Christ empowers you to bring he...