Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; [just] treat me like one of your hired men – Luke 15:19
In the story of the prodigal son, when the son comes to his senses, he decides to come back to his father’s house, but because of sin consciousness and the feeling of condemnation; he thinks he is no longer worthy to be called son and prefers to be called a hired servant. He was losing his identity as a son.
Many a times, in the course of our walk with the Lord, we tend to forget who we are. The devil uses the circumstances and situations in our life to rob our identity in Christ. We look at the situations in life like sickness, diseases, poverty and oppression of the devil and start believing that I deserve what I am going through, the guilt of sin and sin consciousness takes over and our identity as the son of God in Christ tends to diminish.
We need to be very careful that no matter how difficult and oppressive situation might look like, you should never let go of your identity. In Christ you are son of God. Paul says, the Spirit that you have received is not the spirit of slavery, but the Spirit of adoption to sonship, by which we cry out Abba Father (Romans 8:15). So In Christ you are adopted into the sonship position. This applies to both male and female, this position of sonship in Christ is not based on our gender, it is based on Christ.
But as the story goes, when his father sees him from far, he runs to him in compassion and puts on the best robe and puts a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet and orders a celebration.
In this position of sonship, the Father Himself clothes you with honor, and gives you his ring of authority and His sandals of peace. So in the midst of your problems, look to Him and realize who you are in Christ and as a son of God, operate from that position of Rest, Peace and Victory. In the father’s house everything is provided for you, as a son you have authority and power and there are servants to serve you.
The Father Himself has declared you righteous in Christ, so be bold and don’t see yourself in guilt and a hired servant, but as the son of God in Him, and be lead by His Spirit, as Paul says all those who are led by the Spirit of God are the Sons of God (Romans 8:14)
In Christ you are Righteous, you have authority and power over sickness, diseases, poverty and every work of the enemy and also have angels to serve you (Hebrews 1:14).
So be led by His Spirit and live Bold as a son of God in Christ.