I am a princess. That’s right. And if you are a woman and a child of God, you are too. We are daughters of a King. The mightiest King of the mightiest Kingdom. And as such, how should we be living, behaving and serving?
Let’s think about it in the sense of royalty. A royal princess who takes her position and power seriously must do certain things. She first of all does everything in her power to serve her King – after all, it’s her father! She obeys him, honors him and serves to bring him praise and honor.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. ~ 1 Peter 2:9
She serves her people – her family and the people of her kingdom. She knows that she is a goodwill ambassador for her king and kingdom. She is to be a good role model for everyone to see. She serves; oh, she serves in so many ways. But her reach goes so much further. She has the ability to impact more than her kingdom. She can do things to serve the world. And the whole world is watching her. Some people of the world will focus on her good. Others will be holding her under a microscope just waiting for a moment to catch her when she fails. The paparazzi want to find that juicy story and tear her down. There will be people who will mock her, try to hurt her, try to ultimately tear her and her family apart. Yet she holds her head high for her people and the entire world to see. She will not give in. She will fight until the end to protect her kingdom. Why? Because she loves her father and she loves her people, especially her family.
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. ~ 1 Peter 3:3-4
Now apply this to your life. What are you doing to honor your King? How are you serving your people? Are you a goodwill ambassador for the world to see? When the naysayers and Satan attack you, do you hold your ground and keep your head held high? Yes, we will make mistakes. Although we are royalty, we are still human. When we fall, when we fail, it’s how we respond that matters. Let the world see a humble servant’s heart that isn’t afraid to say “I was wrong,” and, “I’m sorry.” As princesses, we need to treat each other like the special women we truly are. Let’s not be doing things that will tear each other down or bring disgrace upon us. Let’s hold our heads high and encourage each other to be who we were meant to be.
The WM Team