Nearly every little girl dreams of being a princess. We long to feel special, wear gorgeous gowns, walk with authority, and be treated as if we were the most important person in the room. I see this truth in my own two daughters. We have a dress-up trunk full of pretty dresses, tiaras, and tutus. And this desire wasn’t taught… they were born with it. From an early age, my girls loved feeling “pretty.” To be honest, I’m not entirely sure this longing ever truly goes away. Even as adults, we enjoy being pampered and feeling special from time to time. I have to wonder if this is a God-given desire. After all, the Bible does speak of our royalty in Christ…
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- You have been born again into a royal family. In life, royalty is usually the result of a family relationship… either by blood relationship or by marriage. The same is true in the family of God. The Bible describes our salvation by declaring that we are “born again.” We are literally born of the Spirit at the moment we are saved. But the Bible also refers to us as the bride of Christ. It is through these relationships (a family bloodline as well as marriage) that we are royalty.
- You have been given royal authority. As a member of God’s royal family, you have been given all of the rights and responsibilities that come with such a position. And since Jesus defeated the enemy at the cross, you also share in His victory. Jesus, the victorious King of kings, gave us authority as His followers. (Luke 10:19) The Bible tells us that all we have to do is stand firm in God’s truth and resist the enemy. He has no choice but to flee because you are a royal child of God.
- You have been given royal duties. With great power comes great responsibility. Being a follower of Christ is not about sitting around with other Christians simply waiting for Jesus to return. We have a mission to carry out on this earth. We are here for a divine purpose… a royal purpose! We are called to bring God’s light into dark places, to be ambassadors of heaven to the earth, and to live as royal citizens of heaven through the power of God’s love.
Knowing what the Bible says about you and walking in that truth are two different things. Most of us know what the Bible says… we know that God has transformed us into a “nation of royal priests.” (1 Peter 2:9) But do we live like royalty? Do we wake up in the morning knowing who we truly are? Do we rest in our God-given identity?
“Her royal highness, Queen (insert your name here).” What if everyone were to begin addressing you this way? Over time, how would you begin to perceive yourself and your calling in life?
When you begin to see yourself as royalty in Christ Jesus, your demeanor changes. You walk differently, talk differently, and most importantly… love differently.
“You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.” – Revelation 5:10
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