Did you know that if you accepted Jesus as your lord and savior you are a Princess?
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Think about it: God is the King of the Universe, you are His daughter, aka a Princess!
BEING A PRINCESS
It was July of 2014. I just jumped out of a perfectly good airplane. I was in a tandem with a Chattanooga Skydiving Company instructor.
So, here we were, in the air, looking down the earth…
And out of the blue, a thought started dominating my mind: “I am a Princess! I am a Princess! God is the King! I am a Princess! I’m loved and accepted! My life has a purpose!”
“So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith.”
After that skydiving experience and identity transformation, I got baptized in front of 3,000 people at Buckhead Church on October 19th, 2014.
In my baptism video, I announced to the world that now I knew the truth: I am a Princess.
Here’s that video from my baptism.
SANCTIFIED AND REDEEMED
Interestingly enough, I was only able to accept the fact that I am a Princess after accepting the fact that I was sanctified and redeemed.
Sanctified means set apart for God’s special purpose. Redeemed means that a high price was paid in full for God to have me for Himself.
1 Peter 1:2 explains it this way:
“… who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood.”
The blood of Jesus was the price God paid to have me. He purchased me for a high price of Christ’s life, so I can be His and not the world’s.
When I accepted Jesus as my lord and savior, I was justified. No debt owed, no sins remembered. I was redeemed from slavery to sin and set apart for God’s purpose, aka sanctified. https://www.gotquestions.org/sanctified.html
Sanctification is also a process of becoming Christ-like. This will be covered in detail in our other devotionals. Today, we’re talking about being sanctified as an event of being set apart by God for His special purpose.
LOVED AND ACCEPTED
I remember being rejected by my mom for not meeting her expectations for having my teeth perfect, having my butt round and firm like my cousin’s butt, having my boobs big like my other cousin’s boobs, having crafty skills like my mom’s friend’s daughter had, and on and on it went.
She would invite her sisters and my grandma in a circle. Place me inside that circle. And she’d start trapping me in a comparison-to-others trap.
From my boobs and butt to my laugh and eyebrows, everything was wrong with me. I didn’t measure up.
My mom never arrived to the point of accepting me.
Romans 15:7 says this:
Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
Wow! Wait! What?!
Christ accepts me????
It was a breakthrough for me.
Christ accepts me just the way I am. What a relief! I don’t have to change my laugh, boobs, butt, or eyebrows! Jesus accepts me as is!!!!
But what about love? Am I loved?
My mother told me regularly: “I hate you. I just want you dead.”
I was always so desperate for love…
And then, I found out that God loves me not only unconditionally but also forever, aka for eternity.
Psalm 136:26 says this:
“Give thanks to the God of heaven.
His love endures forever.”
Wow! God loves me with unconditional love for eternity. How amazing! How relieving!
I am loved!!!!
To remember these fundamental truths about myself, I designed a canvas with this Biblical affirmation on it and I placed it on the walls of my home. It helps me stay focused on who I really am and not be affected by the things that are ought to bring me down.
Here’s that canvas.
I realized in 2017, during my divorce, that my identity in Christ is the most important and solid thing I have.
The world is fallen and broken. Bad things happen to us. People mistreat and betray us. Our hearts get broken.
But our identity always remains. It’s not rooted in the worldly things. It’s rooted in God’s eternal love. It’s forever.
Having realized this truth, I wrote a poem called “I am your Princess.”
“I am your Princess” 3/6/2017
My heart is broken,
My soul is aching,
But I have hope,
Because you are still reigning.
Your mercy gifts forgiveness.
Your grace gifts blessings.
We don’t deserve your goodness:
Our lives are always messy.
But you don’t rate performance –
Our heart is one that matters.
So when we fail all over,
You raise us from the deadness.
Your strength is sufficient.
Your love is enough.
I am your daughter –
A perfect Princess in the fallen world.
…And so are you.
YOU ARE A PRINCESS
You are God’s precious daughter. He created you in His image. He made you perfect and set you apart for His special purpose. As a child of the King, you are called a Princess. You are a royal heir!
Galatians 4:7 says this:
“So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.”
You inherited Gods kingdom and your identity as a Princess because you are a child of God.
When you accepted Jesus into your heart, His blood redeemed you. He purchased you at a high price to make you His. You are no longer a slave to sin. You are now a slave to Christ’s righteousness.
Do you accept your Princess identity?
If so, memorize this Biblical affirmation I created for you and have it right before your eyes everywhere to remind you who you truly are!
I am a Princess.
I am a Princess –
A daughter of the King,
Loved and accepted,
Sanctified and redeemed.
How do you feel knowing that you’re a Princess, a royalty, a daughter of the King of the whole universe?
Let me know in the comments below.
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Dear #TruePrincesses! I’m Anna Szabo, the founder of Online Discipleship For Women. This Christian ministry was founded in 2017 when I was struggling with severely suicidal depression. God grew my faith and hope and asked me to share the Gospel with you.
My mission is to alleviate suicide among women by encouraging YOU to grow in faith and hope.
My vision is to help YOU create a joyful life by embracing God’s word.
My goal is to make the Gospel practical and applicable to YOUR daily experiences.
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