What an honor.
What an honor it is to be called a daughter of the King. To think that the creator of the world– the God over the entire universe– knows me by name and considers me a daughter. The scriptures say in Psalms 139 verse 13, that “He knit me together in my mother’s womb”. He knows every scar, every scratch, every bruise, every sting. He not only knows about it all, but He also cares about it all. He is concerned about what concerns us and He is always there– any time of the night– with a listening ear. It’s an overwhelming thought. There are approximately 7.8 billion people living on planet earth currently, yet He loves and knows each one of us by name. That is astonishing!
The Bible says that when we accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior, and placed our faith in Him, we became children of God– heirs and coheirs with Christ. We are no longer orphans. No longer lost sheep. No longer people without a name. We have been bought with a very expensive price and adopted as children of the almighty God. How incredible is that? I want others to not only believe this truth but to also live out this truth. We need to embrace our rightful place as treasured daughters and to always be after the Father’s business. Our job is to bring honor and glory to the Lord in everything that we do. Our primary focus should always be on showing love to others and impacting lives for the Kingdom. In everything we do, as we chase our hopes, our dreams and our God-given purposes… let us remember to also do it while pointing others to Jesus.
I think it can feel difficult sometimes to see ourselves in this light because we know ourselves and how messed up we truly are. We judge ourselves by our past failures, our insecurities and all the things that we do not do right. We replay the pain and traumas we’ve experienced and consider ourselves in a sense to be broken, bruised, and imperfect. This may be our current reality, but it doesn’t have to be our future. We were told to be “transformed by the renewing of our minds” (Romans 12:12). We cannot continue to see ourselves through our worldly eyes, instead we should see ourselves the way God sees us. As daughters. He already knows our imperfections. He already knows our mistakes. He hears our every thought and has seen every moment that we have ever fallen short of the mark. Jesus is not surprised by your bad behavior. And you know what… He still chooses us in spite of it… over and over and over again. He will always pursue you and will always see you as valuable. And He will be the one that will change our hearts to look more like his, as we seek Him and draw near to Him.
Walk in that freedom today. Let it radically transform the way you think of yourselves and others. Let it catapult you forward with a new sense of confidence, pride and security. You are not damaged goods… you are royalty! We are daughters of the Most High King! Leave a positive word for your sisters in the comment section below! Xo