Has Someone Stolen Your Inheritance?

A few years ago I saw the movie, A Cinderella Story, a contemporary version of the classic fairy tale. There’s probably not a woman alive that isn’t familiar with the storyline: A princess grows up oppressed by her evil stepmother and two wicked stepsisters. “Sam”, the modern-day Cinderella played by Hillary Duff, lost her father after he married the woman of her nightmares. When he died, Sam’s father left her everything he owned, but Sam was deceived by evil family members who stole her inheritance. Even though Sam was the sole heir, she was blinded by lies, banished to misery, and settled for a life of intolerable cruelty. For years, she was completely unaware that her father intended for her to possess everything he owned. She had no idea she was a princess destined for greatness. Have you ever felt like Sam? Maybe you didn’t know that your Father has a will for your life. Everything he owns was given up for your inheritance to fuel your dreams and destiny. Because of deceit, however, many of us live in despair, captured by oppressors who appear stronger than us. We’re kept in bondage with false illusions of hope, trapped in tyranny only dreaming of liberty. We submit ourselves like slaves without realizing we have other options. Even after many of us read the will our Father has for us, we remain bound in chains and trapped in limits set by our enemies. We live among the ashes and dirt, scrubbing up the messes others left behind, accepting the fate they dictate for our future. Why do we do this? Sometimes it’s habit. Sometimes it’s the lingering feeling of unworthiness, and sometimes it’s the familiarity of bondage. Our oppressors deceive us with the false illusion of provision and comfort. We settle for a life of intolerable cruelty as slaves, held captive to sin as servants of deception. The good news is that Sam eventually found her father’s will. She accidentally discovered she was entitled to everything her father owned. When Sam realized that all he possessed was her legal inheritance, a trail of tears flooded my soul. Why did this scene pierce my heart? Because it’s such a picture of what Christ did for us. By dying on the cross, he sacrificed his life so we could receive a grand inheritance. Until we discover the will, however, we too are blind to the fact that our Father has plans for our lives far greater than anything we can ask, think or imagine. When Sam’s eyes were opened, she realized her dreams could come true. Someone believed in her. Someone loved her enough to give her access to a wonderful future. Listen to what she did next: She took possession! She kicked out her oppressors. She took immediate authority over them and refused to allow her enemies to continue to steal her inheritance. Has someone stolen your inheritance? There is good news! You can take it back! Romans 11:29 says that God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable. So pick up your will today. Read about the inheritance Jesus died to give you. It’s a legal and binding contract, all in writing and sealed by his blood. Don’t live another day in captivity. Kick out your oppressors. Take authority over your future and claim your inheritance today! Empower your dreams and destiny.  Read the Last Will and Testament and take possession of everything that is rightfully yours.  
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14 Responses to Has Someone Stolen Your Inheritance?

  1. Marta Ruffin April 27, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

    Hallelujah and Amen! This is truly one of your best messages and so fitting for today with so many still being trapped and defeated by their mindsets. It is so true that we are to be transformed by the renewing of our minds in God’s truth. Knowing that what he says we are, we are, and what he says we have, we have, and what he says we can do, we can do. We must know who we are in Christ Jesus, and live according to the vocation for which he has called us to. Keep it up girlfriend. Much Love!!!


  2. John Johnson April 27, 2011 at 10:19 pm #

    Christy – this is definitely one of my favorites. This really spoke to me. After living out losing my inheritance, that scripture is what helped me realize that it had been stolen! Thank you!

  3. Barb Spillman April 28, 2011 at 10:44 pm #

    Great article Christy! It really spoke to me, because it’s where most of us live at some point in our life; for some, sadly, all of their life. It’s so true, that while sometimes we dig our own ditches of despair and hopelessness, oftentimes we live in the world of others expectations and opinions of us until we find ourselves living according to what someone else wants for us, hiding who we really are. Captivity binds us and decieves us into thinking there’s no way out – we must continue down the same road of nothingness day after day. But yes, God has a different plan for us, one filled with hope and promise, and he calls us to step up to the plate and receive all that he has for us. Thanks for the reminder to take authority over what already belongs to us in Christ! and your timing is always perfect as always Christy in what you write about!

  4. LaVila May 4, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

    Seems there are far too many Christians that never realize that the inheritance belongs to them. I even forget it myself some times. Thanks for the great reminder. (Now I need to go rent that movie. smile)

  5. justice March 2, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    Thank you for your story this touched my heart and soul. I was a victim of deceit .Someone tried to steal my inheritance. Just dont give up! God is on your side and the truth shall prevail.

  6. Micha October 24, 2014 at 11:37 pm #

    Hello. Great article. The link for “Last Will and Testament” is no longer working. I’d love to read more. Peace and love

  7. Dee March 26, 2015 at 1:52 am #

    I have experience d personal theft , and inheritance theft, .Mine. Is distributed like some. Public fund.
    What have we become as a people ?

  8. Dee March 26, 2015 at 1:54 am #

    But scripture states that’s all they get. Thank God for God.

  9. Me May 2, 2015 at 2:04 am #

    Here’s one for you. After my Mother committed suicide, I lost my mind and wound up in a recovery home. During that time, my wife divorced me and took over my family trust. I LOST EVERYTHING!!! My gold digging ex-wife is now rich and I am screwed! God’s plan? How can anybody ever tell me with a straight face that God loves me when He allows things like this to happen. God…what a pack of lies.

  10. estelle June 16, 2015 at 9:47 pm #


  11. Mina August 18, 2015 at 3:47 pm #

    Hello my name is Mina and I really need some help my aunt died in front of me when I was ten she and my uncle were the works to me and now my uncle died 3 yes ago and they didn’t even let me know anything till after the funeral and when I was a little girl I remember them telling me that no matter what that I will be OK no matter what they had a plan for me and a house and no that they are both gone my other aunt took over everything and took everything what should I do this has torn my heart out and now I am homeless with my 2 children which the oldest one is 3 now its not that I want to take everything in a messed way I just want my aunt and uncles wishes to be met that’s all i am a believer in god and thank him eveeyday for what i do have and who i have and had in my life I was hoping that you could help me with some advice on were to start or what to do thank you so much for your time

  12. Jimmy April 14, 2016 at 3:24 pm #

    I recently heard a disgraceful story about a a man in Idaho that passed away on Easter Sunday in Blackfoot, Idaho. The next day the step family met with their son, who is a lawyer, who said everything was hers. The laws of the state of Idaho state that “separate property” belongs 50% to the descendants when there is no will. However, the day after the funeral the Anderson’s, Richard Strobel, and others stepped in and took 10’s of thousands of dollars of equipment, vehicles, and tools from the property. They stripped items that had been in the family for generations. Leon Anderson, his sister Mary-Joyce Anderson (Maiden name), Richard Strobel, and many others did not like the man but their greed could not contain their desire to quickly grab all he had. Most was stripped in the first week. Before 2 weeks had passed they had taken almost the entire inheritance of the man’s children. Interestingly, they then defended their actions and said that none of the descendants wanted anything which had never been voiced by the man’s family. Then, as narcissistic people always do, they showed indignation when the children came to claim the property. They literally stole the items – even though they gave small amounts of money to the man’s wife for things that cost thousands of dollars. These people now have in their possession $100,000 in property (retail value) and they called the children the thieves. No morals, no common decency, and no conscience is the characteristics that make up these people. The family was devastated at the loss of their inheritance, told the Anderson’s, and the Anderson’s ignored them. It is amazing how greed can drive people to such immoral acts and those people feel nothing – in fact even feel justified – and then try to shift the guilt to the victims. In life these people will prosper, but in death they shall pay for their sins. They will get away with what they did because the victims love their father’s step mother too much to sue (because it would impact her financially). Instead of getting as much money as they could for the widow the family allowed items to be taken for small amounts of cash to soothe their consciences. They had the opportunity to get $40,000 to $60,000 for their sister and friend but instead they sucked up everything they could as fast as they could. It is a classic grab of property by people not even related to the deceased. When a funeral occurs we always find out the true nature of people and of the desires of their hears. Very sickening story. I’ve never heard of someone taking so much in such a short period of time. Classic thieves that care nothing about others and then attempt to shift the blame and hide behind the law because they know most people won’t sue. The children should sue even if they get nothing back just to send a message that this is wrong.

  13. Joseph Brougher August 12, 2016 at 7:56 pm #

    I helped a neighbor friend and his wife over the period of 24 years. He passed away in 2010 . In his will he left 20,000. They have no children. However , his wife was the executrix an she decided not to give me that money. The husband and wife are strong believing Christians . Her best friend Husband has a gambling problem and he works for the post office making 50,000 and she pays for there car insurance. per month I am on disability from a blood clot disorder . I finished my degree in sociology. Is this how God rewards people ? Do I have the right to be angry and upset? Could someone give me some advice? I am a Christian myself I believe that Jesus can help my situation.. I am just worn down and lost the joy of life.

  14. Naliah September 14, 2016 at 2:53 pm #


    I have gone through an experience that has led me to discovering the thieves of my identity. I have been imprisoned ina nightmare for two and a half years. Please provide any advice both spiritual and legal.

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