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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5 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!!!

    Marta

  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.

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