When I was growing up, I am not sure I dreamed much of being a princess, but I did dream of being beautiful and important. I wanted to be accepted, loved and sought after. I don't think there are many women who don't desire those things. I remember dreaming of my wedding day when I could put on a dress that I looked so beautiful in that the whole room would just turn and stare as I walked down the isle. I also remember just putting on a pretty skirt and twirling and twirling pretending I was a wonderful dancer. (That was truly pretending because a dancer I am NOT!) I also can remember the day I watched Princess Diana walk down the isle. My mom and I woke up at 3 am that morning to watch the day she married Prince Charles. I was captivated. I wondered what it would be like to be in her shoes. Well, we all know how that ended up! Everything seemed perfect at the time and then ended up well...not so perfect!
So how should we see ourselves? How much does the world affect our view of "me"? The media says we deserve the best. Even if it means going into debt up to your eyeballs! We should treat ourselves because after all, we worked hard to get where we are! Well, there is a problem with that philosophy. It only leads to more emptiness. More focus on "self" and more empty. Yes, things may satisfy for a time but eventually, the newness will wear off and we will only want something else to settle that craving for more. New houses, cars, clothes, and the list goes on and on, will only lead to wanting more. So how do we get to that point of contentment? I am coming to find out that it comes from knowing who we are in Christ. Not just that we are saved, but who we REALLY are in Christ! Growing up, I really did not understand all of that. I knew God loved me but I did not understand that I am royalty! Did you hear that? ROYALTY!
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Because my Heavenly Father is a king, I have royal blood running in and through me! I am a princess! When I accepted Christ as my savior, I became a new creature! I am no longer a sinner! When my Father sees me, He see's me in the image of His Son that He loves! Does that mean we don't sin anymore? No, but it means that because we are now saints (holy believers), it won't come easily to us anymore. It means we are good because we have recieved a new heart and a new mind. (I Cor 2:16)