Friday, July 29, 2011

Live Like Royalty

When you watch a movie that portrays a prince or princess – there are certain dreams and “wishes” that can come out of your heart. I “wish” I had all that money and power; I wish I was “royalty”; or “I dream someday of having someone think I’m that beautiful.” Those are just a few.

When I watch a movie with a prince or a princess, I often feel different things. I believe that I AM a princess, you see. I always have. Most other people just don’t view me as one.

I believe that once I became God’s child, I became a princess. His princess. I believe that I am royalty. Sound far-fetched? It’s not. For my heavenly Father is the most powerful, most-feared, and highest king of them all.  And I am His. He loves me.

I am threatened because of Him. I have to fight in fierce battles and become tough like a warrior; because I belong to Him and there are those who hate Him.  There are also those who want to protect me because they know I am His child and heir to His kingdom.

There are so many others out there who – just like me – are prince and princesses. The thing is, most of them don’t view themselves that way nor do they live like they are royalty. If only they did. I think their whole lives could be re-shaped with a new vision of how highly esteemed God holds them and how valued they truly are!

Sure, there are times that I forget who I am. But on the whole, I try to remember who I represent. I try to clothe myself with things that are indicative of my position. I try to carry myself with honor and integrity and I try to serve those whom God has placed in my kingdom. Sometimes I feel like I stand out and I’ll never fit in. Other times, I’m thankful for the power and protection that my position holds.

If you are a child of God, you are a prince or a princess. You have great responsibility that is placed on your shoulders and great resources that you can tap into. You are valued, cherished, and adored. You are also positioned to be in harm’s way simply because of the position you hold in His court; so you need to be informed and aware. You need to know who your enemies are and whom you can trust.

Do you live like you are the King’s child? Do you believe that you are? If not, maybe it’s high-time that you start embracing your heritage and calling. For it’s the most important one you could ever embrace.

You have a legacy to leave and a heritage to claim. Will you take your role and position seriously?

You are HIS. Start acting like it.

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