You’re a princess.
You’re a princess because you are the daughter of a King. It’s in your DNA.
You’re a princess because of the standard you hold yourself to.
You’re a princess because you’re worth the fight.
You’re a princess because of the unity you are capable of bringing upon people.
You’re a princess because you are not like the world.
Regardless of who you’ve been, who your parents were, or what you think you’re actually worthy of being… God has ordained you to be His daughter. His princess. We live in a world that has tried to destroy God’s image of biblical womanhood, daughterhood, and His image of royalty for His people. 1 John 3:1 says “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that’s what we are!”
Realize this, daughters of God, that God has lavished love upon you. The word lavish means bestow something in generous or extravagant quantities. It’s synonyms include sumptuous, luxurious, costly, expensive, opulent, grand, splendid, rich, fancy, posh. That means that the same God that created the heavens and the earth and the same God that has exchanged the life of His son for the sin of the world has lavished extravagant quantities of expensive, costly, luxurious love unto you. And He didn’t do that in a one time expression when you came to salvation, He wants to do that every single day for you.
5 things that women of God need to understand:
(and once you understand these things, go tell unbelievers! Go tell ladies that don’t know Jesus about His love and about His love for His daughters!)
1. You’re a princess because you are the daughter of a King. It’s in your DNA.
God is called Father over 260 times in the Bible. John 1:12 says “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” There is a great emphasis on the adoption of believers of Christ into His family. We are co-heirs with Christ and HE inherited the Kingdom of God.
Worldly inheritance fades away because riches run out and possessions lose value but heavenly inheritance is forever. You need strength? Turn to the God Most High that has power to uplift you in your situation. You need wisdom? God is the giver of all wisdom and Godly wisdom is priceless. Needing happiness? Better than that, God stands readily available to give you joy for all of your days. Being a daughter of God means that the Father has a heavenly inheritance for you and some of that inheritance, you get today! Wisdom, joy, peace, gladness, freedom, courage, love and more!
In addition to that, think of your earthly family… I don’t know who they are or the type of life they’ve set you up for but regardless of who your parents are/were, you don’t have to be them. If they’re godly people who are pursuing the heart of God, then it’s not bad to look up to them but remember that you are not called to be like Christians, you’re called to be like Christ. It’s not as hard as it may seem because it’s in your DNA. Royalty is in your blood, daughters of God. We will never be just like Jesus but our heart has to be longing to know His heart and reflect it. Remember: you’re a daughter of God. You are a co-heir with Christ. It’s in your DNA.
2. You’re a princess because of the standard you hold yourself to.
Royalty has been around for thousands of years and all branches of royalty have strict guidelines in the characteristics that need to be represented. Characteristics of a princess include selflessness, kindness, compassion, hard-work, self belief, generosity, gratitude, leadership, manners, grace, poise, inner beauty, and strength. I believe all of those characteristics are biblical and can be applied to our lives as daughters of God.
The women represented throughout Proverbs 31 and Titus 2 have a desire to hold themselves to this standard. I’m not suggesting you make a checklist to make sure you’re being a godly woman but what I am suggesting is that through the pursuit of Jesus and His heart, these characteristics are going to be manifested in you and if they aren’t, you should be praying every day to become that woman.
3. You’re a princess because you’re worth the fight.
The greatest reflection of the relationship between Christ and the Church (believers) is the relationship between a husband and wife. Ephesians 5 talks about Christ loving the Church SO much that He gave himself up for her. There are many factors that go into this category but the most important thing to remember is that the man depicted in Ephesians 5 sacrifices himself for his wife.
This matters for so many reasons. Your husband – whoever He may be – is not going to sacrifice your emotions, your purity, your relationships with friends or family, or most importantly, your relationship with Christ. He is going to stand up and protect those things, not put them at risk. You can find examples of this sacrificial love in Ephesians 5, on the cross, and in every fairy tale ever.
4. You’re a princess because of the unity you are capable of bringing upon people.
One of the Greek words for love used in the New Testament is phileo. That’s where we get our word philanthropy from. Philanthropy is promoting the welfare of others. When you show the love of Christ through acts of love and good deeds for people around you – the hurting, broken, abandoned – you are showing people the heart of God.
I am an advocate for biblical womanhood. The man is the head of the household and the woman is to lift her Godly husband up in all things: submitting to him and being his helper. With that being said, there is still a great power that women hold and it’s not to be taken lightly. Women hold the power to teach what is good and righteous. Women hold the power to lead others with reverence. Women hold the power to love others without reserve, help others, be hospitable… and that power is given by God.
Princesses in history have been representations of peace for their ‘kingdom’ and my suggestion would be that we, as daughters of God, be representations of the peace that comes with the Kingdom of God. Jesus said that whatever we do for the ‘least of these’, we do for Him. Providing food, clothing and water, welcoming strangers, visiting the sick, and visiting the imprisoned are all examples Christ gives for caring for the ‘least of these’. And all of those build the Kingdom of God.
5. You’re a princess because you are not like the world.
Romans 12:2, 1 John 2:15, James 4:4… the list goes on. God says it over and over in scripture that we are not supposed to be like the world. As daughters of God, this world is not your home. You’re here for now and there is work to be done while you’re here but your home is in Heaven with Jesus.
Everyone always looks up to princesses because they seem so different from most people. Let me just say this, you have a platform. Whether you’re a youth leader serving thousands of youth every week or just a student at your high school, there is a group of people you have influence with. You are representing more than yourself. Remember that you are called to live above reproach and to live a life worthy of your calling. You are not like the world. Do not accept anything less than godliness in your character.
Here’s the problem. Women of God have started believing the lies of the world. We have enough worldly women, we need women who know who they are in Christ. That they have been SAVED and CALLED. We need women who lay down the lies of the world and stomp them into the ground. The type of women that are mentioned in Titus 2.We need women that are pursuing the heart of God and that are reaching out to women around them and saying “I don’t know where you’re going but we want what Jesus has! Let’s chase it together!”
More than anything, I want to see a generation of women rise up that shake the gates of hell and pull people out. I want to see women confidently knowing who they are in Christ and what He has called us to be. Ladies, learn the love that the Father is lavishing upon your life and take that love where it’s needed.
You are a PRINCESS.
I pray that you tell another girl that she’s a princess today and share with her a reason or two that I mentioned. Someone in your life needs to hear that.