Royalty in Christ

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Written By Maretha Retief

1 Peter 2:9 says, “However, you are chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, people who belong to God. You were chosen to tell about the excellent qualities of God, who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.” (GW)

If I were to ask you, “Who are you?” What would your answer be? Would it consist of your name and what you do, how old you are, that you are so-and-so’s wife, daughter, or sister, or perhaps your answer might include what you are good at and a position you hold at work.

When it comes to who we really are, it is not based on who we or who other people think we are or how we see ourselves, but it is entirely based on how God sees us. His view of us is fixed and established in Christ, and nothing we do or say can harm His view of us. Our mistakes might influence the picture we have of ourselves or how other people see us. Still, it cannot change God’s picture of us because it is fixed, through the picture Christ drew of us on the cross when He took all our sins upon Himself and gave us His righteousness.

You are wearing God’s crown, a precious jewel in His sight. You have a choice whether you want to accept it and receive it for yourself. However, even when you forget who you really are at times, God does not.

As a child of God, you are royalty. Your worth cannot be measured by this world. Your position as a princess in the household of God cannot be taken from you, it is everlasting. Wherever you walk, you walk in His Name and with His authority. Wherever you walk, you are walking on God-favoured ground and can claim every piece of ground you step onto in His Name.

You are chosen by God to be His princess, and even when you do not always remember this, it does not change who you are in Him. Before you chose Him, He picked you out, took your hand and brought you out of a world of sin and darkness into His wonderful light of love, peace, favour, joy and victory, and which is filled with the continuous presence of the Holy Spirit in your life. No darkness can stand against you now, because you have God’s light inside you! He decided that you are His alone! You belong to Him—you are royalty!

He knows what He placed in you when He created you and through your life, He wants to show His glory to the world. He trusts you with His goodness, and through your life, He wants you to share about His goodness and majesty to a broken world. It does not depend on your goodness and what you can do, but only on how He can use you. God has already placed everything you need inside of you to equip you to do what He wants you to do. If it involves telling people about Jesus, He will give you the words. If you have to touch a friend’s life, He will give you the gift of friendship and insight to know what to do. If you have to share God at work or even in your marriage, He will show you what to do. It does not matter where God wants to use you, He will create the opportunity and show you what to do. It all depends on Him.

All you have to remember every morning when you wake up and as you go through the day is the following: “You are chosen by God to be His witness in this world, to tell people about His goodness. You are royalty in His sight. You are not in darkness, you are walking in God’s marvellous light.” See it in your mind and declare it over your life. You will reign like a King’s daughter wherever you go!

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