I recall having this demented idea of love. I thought that love was similar to what you saw in the movies. The main character would be an emotional wreck.
Then out of the blue, someone would come to her rescue. And they’d live happily ever after, right?
Lights, Camera, Action!
I loved love. Studied princesses like the bible, observed wardrobe choices, and fancied the royal lines. In order to be great, you would have to hang out with the great, right? I needed to know what it took to live happily ever after.
What really fascinated me was the concept of the royal kingdom. There were so many people called to serve in it. You had paupers, handmaids, royal guards, florists, and many more. They all seemed like a close-knit family. I envied their royal lives.
I grew up in a lively, modest environment. Although a family of seven, mom and dad never intended for us to see their financial struggle.
Sometimes I’d go to school and see the girls with the latest accessories and clothes. I’d wish for those things. I wanted to fit in and wanted to feel accepted. I would pray for things to change.
I would believe for greater things. Mansions, cars, watches, you name it (in my Shirley Caesar voice)! Lacking did not set right with me. But I realized something was lacking within me.
I couldn’t grasp it but something was missing. Although it was nice to dream for great things I was not fully satisfied.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.
Matthew 5:6 NKJV
I came to learn that what was missing my devotion to Jesus. After an encounter in His presence, I fell head over heels. I learned that I was already apart of a royal family!
His love took away shame, feelings of inadequacy and gave me new hope. I was able to utilize faith in different areas of my life and trust Him to move in the areas that were still a work in progress.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV
Release negativity, bitterness, self-righteousness, doubt, and fear. Your Glorious King has commissioned you. He has called you as His own. Accept your royal heritage!
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
Hebrews 12:1 NLT
We are no longer in poverty. The King is here and He is here to stay. I am so glad to know that He loves us and accepts us as His own.
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
1 Peter 2:9 NKJV
*Most pictures featured are from one of my favorite movies, Princess Diaries.