A servant can climb in rank by gaining favor. Likewise one can lose position by displeasing his master.
For that matter, he can be stripped of his title all together. Should that happen he can no longer rightfully be called by his title.
Yet a son is a son. He did not earn the right to be called son and nothing he can do will change the fact that he is a son to his father.
One of the problems persistent within the body of Christ is the confusion between titles and identity. We accept titles as identity statements and therefore live in fear that we will lose our identities.
For example, I am called as a prophet and an evangelist but this is not who I am. If I do not Faithfully walk in my calling, I can be relieved of it.
Not so with my identity. I am a son of God. I did not earn this identity. It is simply who I am. Likewise, I cannot lose this identity through my failures. I cannot lose it even if I wanted to! I can deny being my Father’s son but it makes me His son nonetheless.
In order to walk in our calling we must first know who we are.
~ Mitch Salmon