Self worth and identity

You Are A Daughter Of The King

Have you ever sat down and thought, “Hey… I’m a Princess!”

It’s true! As a daughter of the King, you’re a Princess, adopted into the royal family of God. 

But what does it actually mean to be a Christian Princess?

Are you a princess?

Many of you are already Christians and know you’ve been adopted. However, if you aren’t yet, are you ready to be accepted into the family of God?

Roses, Now is the accepted time. Now is the day of salvation. You only have to accept the gift and give your life to God. Give Him your sins and He will wash them. Give Him your life and He will use it for good. Give Him your confidence and He will help you through it all. 

Just accept it, Roses- it’s freely given. 

That said, let’s move on to what it means to be a Daughter of the King…

The Expectations

“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect” Matthew 5:48

As I and most Brits will know, princesses have to uphold an image that comes with being part of the royal family. 

Likewise, Christians are set apart from the world. Although we’re sinners just like everyone else, we’ve put our trust in the Saviour and are now His Princesses. That means we have to uphold God’s image. 

That image is one of Christ shining through our lives. We should seek in all things to bring Him glory. That means putting off the conversation, mindset, worry, selfishness, and anxieties of the world. Instead, we must put on the attributes of Christ, like kindness, confidence in Him, hope, trust, and humility.

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” Matthew 28:19

We are instructed, as Christians, to share the gospel with people, which is a huge responsibility. 

The adopted Princesshood is exactly that- adopted. We’re not born into God’s family but, rather, we’re accepted when we put our trust in and give our lives to the Father. We know how amazing it is to be a child of God and we should want everyone to feel that joy. We can do that by witnessing and sharing God’s goodness wherever we can.

Anyone is welcome into the family. However, some don’t believe it exists or don‘t want to be in it. Some don’t even know about it. That’s why we must make it our goal to share the good news of Christ.

“For it is not that ye speak, but the spirit of your Father which speaketh in you” Matthew 10:20

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father, which is in heaven” Matthew 5:16

We should reach out to those around us and share words of encouragement and admonition wherever we go. Whether it be fellow Christians who are tempted, non-Christians who are struggling, friends, family, enemies, or strangers, we must always be willing to speak on behalf of our Father and say “It’s okay. God has a plan. Put your trust in Him and He will take care of you.” 

The Trials

There can be a lot of pressure as God’s children to do what’s right. People expect you to constantly act the right way and say the right things. Then, as soon as you slip up, people say, “Look at her! She claims to be a Christian and then she fails miserably.”

People may persecute you too. Maybe you’ve grown up in a western culture where you don’t have to fear for your life due to your faith. However, there are princesses out there fearing rape, torture, kidnapping, slavery, restrictions from reading God’s word and meeting with God’s people, or even death because they are daughters of God. 

All Christians will, at some point in their life, encounter some sort of persecution, whether it be mockery, bullying, torture, or death. 

As well as all that, princesses are human and will experience emotional or physical pain, just like anyone else. 

Depression, loss, heartbreak, anxiety, illness, doubts, besetting sins, financial problems, and much, much more may beset us. We live in a fallen world—we cannot escape pain and suffering. 

The Benefits

Dear girl, life as a Princess is wonderful, too!

“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort” 2 Corinthians 1:2

Our Father has the ultimate power, time, love, compassion, and understanding to care for you. He is the all-powerful One True King and you are under His care. 

God loves you and, when you put your trust in Him, He’ll care for and provide. He’ll guide you through your difficulties. He’ll keep you safe under His will. He’ll never leave or forsake you. He’ll give you strength when you are weak. 

Sisters, if you put your trust in God then you will be immovable. God will never let you go through anything He can’t give you the strength to overcome if you put your trust in Him. 

“In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” John 14:2

Life on earth can be hard but we always have two comforts. 

One: We have a Father who can help us through it. 

Two: When God calls us away and our work here is done, we have a Heavenly mansion waiting for us. In Heaven, there will be no pain, tears, or suffering- only eternal peace spent with our Father, brothers, and sisters. 

Doesn’t that sound amazing?

“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” 1 John 4:4

God is on your side. When you go through trials, it isn’t God spitefully acting in hatred for you. Sometimes we go through trials because we’re not as close to God as we should be, and he’s trying to draw us closer or because the devil is working hard to discourage you. 

Whatever the reason, when we draw close to God and have Him as our guide through life, we have nothing to fear because He is for us not against us.

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.” Romans 8:14-17

We are not the natural children of God. We’re naturally born children of sin and the world. 

Yet God sent Jesus to die for us, pay the penalty for our sin, and defeat death by rising again so that we may be adopted into His heavenly family. 

When we’re saved we become joint-heirs with Christ. We’re free from our bondage of sin. We’re the blessed children of God. 

All we have to do is accept it. Accept our wrong, accept His right, and accept Him into our lives. 

Sister, we are Princesses. Let that knowledge fill you with peace, joy, and praise. God is your Father, so you have nothing to fear.

Beth Cordle

Beth is a seventeen-year-old Historical Fiction writer from the United Kingdom. She is the second oldest of ten children and is a pastor’s kid. She loves her quiet countryside life and couldn’t dream of living anywhere else.   She recognizes that she is not alone in her battles against the Devil and that there are many other young women out there who simply need a kind voice reassuring them of God’s love and power.  It’s her goal to be a reassuring voice saying, “Keep going- I’m here for you but, most importantly, God is here for you.”

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