by Miriam Jessie
So maybe we’ve heard it all before how we are Princesses because we are heirs with Christ. Maybe it was something we really needed to hear and it had to echo in our hearts and restore us to know we are beautiful and treasured …
… but deep in my passionate beating heart I’ve needed more than a princess image that has been ruined by a thousand Disney stories where a princess is just a word for dressing up and being pampered, selfish and pretty.
… I was sold a story that it is the princes that did the work while the princesses sat around trying to look beautiful and sing so perfectly that they couldn’t help but attract a prince.
Then I read truth,
‘daughters of kings
are among your honored women’
and I realized…….
there’s a difference between a princess
and the daughter of a king.
- The daughter of a King knows that the kingdom is hers too.
- The daughter of a King cares about the state of her kingdom.
- The daughter of a King has power to change the story, to change the lot of people, to stand at the gates and welcome new ones in.
- The daughter of a king has a voice, a place, a purpose for being there.
As women we are welcomed into a kingdom that doesn’t recognise gender as a deficit. We are daughters of the king. We have power in the kingdom.
Throughout the Bible we see women honoured for more than good looks and pretty dresses.
We are given keys to an unshakeable kingdom, not so that we can become pampered and spoiled. We are given keys to instigate change, to be a voice, to be about our Father’s business.
We don’t live in a kingdom where it is all for the first born son – we live in an upside down, inside out kingdom where second sons, prodigals, dreamers, fallen, widowed, solo, poor….. where those ones are the chosen ones.
So I’m changing my job description from Princess to
Daughter of the King.
Because this is my kingdom too and I’m not bowing out and giving over responsibility to others. This is my Papa’s kingdom and I’m for making sure I play my part and make my Papa proud.
Not because I have to prove a girl is worth it, he’s already done that. Because, he’s given me the kingdom and if it matters to him – it matters to me.
Daughters, sisters, women – let’s get some blisters on our hands doing the dirty work of the best kingdom in the world. Let’s behave like daughters of The King. Papa would you help me to understand that you have called me to so much more than indulgence and self-serving? Would you help me see that I am a proper part of a story you are writing? Would you forgive the fear and pride that has made me play small and would you help me to be limitless in you?
FURTHER BIBLE READING
Daughters of kings are among your honoured women; at your right hand is the royal bride in gold of Ophir.
Galatians 3v 27-29
all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves withChrist.28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
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