It's hard for the prodigal (wasteful) son when he returns home, because his mind is still conformed to a slavery (worldly) mentality. His father however, never viewed his son as a slave, but as an equal member of his household. The problem is most of the time, the prodigal son is so conditioned to his previous state of life (mindset), that he finds it difficult to adjust to his new environment which is designed completely opposite of the life he's use to and was taught to live. In his previous environment there is betrayal, hate, envy, confusion, hurt, pain, need, sickness and death. And in order to survive IN this environment, you have to adapt to it. Thus, conforming your way of thinking to it's fashions, trends and ways of living. But in the home, there is love, security, happiness, peace, provision, understanding, mercy and grace!! But to someone that's use to thinking and living independently, the concept of home is foolish....at first. A lot of us prodigal sons get stuck during our transition from wasteful and worldly living and start to become stagnant during the process of being renewed in our minds. The prodigal son mentioned in the Bible came back to his father's house asking to be a servant (slave) upon his return. But the father told his servants to kill the fat cow, wrap a robe around him and put a ring on his finger. "For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found." The father was proud to see his son come back to his rightful place of membership in his house. His past forgiven and he was accepted with open arms by his father. This is the same way God is with us. We need to start seeing ourselves as our Father sees us! We are called to be holy vessels, housing the Spirit of the Almighty God!! Created in His image and His likeness! Not in the image of what the world has painted of us via t.v., internet, movies and music. Look at how the enemy has gotten the world as a whole to see themselves. Now look at the condition the world is in. Be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Repent and believe what His word says!! In it is the Key to Life and Truth!! Don't get caught straddling the fence. ENTER COMPLETELY INTO HIS KINGDOM WHILE IT IS STILL CALLED TODAY! TOMORROW ISN'T PROMISED!!! And for those who desire to come back home to the One who created you. Confessing Jesus the Christ as your Lord and Savior and believing in your heart that He is grants you admission into the Kingdom of God!! Then the renewal process can begin in your life! Come back home to your Father!! He's waiting for you with His arms wide ready to accept you back.