When I first heard the truth I am royalty, it was an unfamiliar concept. I am royalty? I often felt insignificant and unimportant. Yet this truth stirred something deep inside of me. I wanted to take this foreign truth deep into my heart. I came up with a practical way of reminding myself. I had a couple purple dresses. Whenever I would wear them, I would remind myself of this truth. I am royalty.
This habit is still ingrained years later. I remind myself that I am royalty whenever I wear one of the dresses.
Last week, I was trying on outfits to figure out what I wanted to wear for our class picture day. It was one of those moments. You know the one. Where nothing seems to fit or look right. In those moments, the lies can start to creep in. You aren’t enough. Pretty enough. Thin enough. These moments and lies used to be my familiar companions. Praise God for the freedom He has brought in my life. The moments are now few and far between. Yet, when they do come they feel a little too familiar.
After I disregarded a few outfits, I finally choose a dress. Then it struck me. What outfit did I end up choosing? The purple dress. The powerful truth “You are royalty” was right there before me. It gave me my perspective back and that moment of insecurity passed. Afterwards, I flopped onto our bed with my Bible for some much needed renewal of my mind. My Bible study that evening was very fitting.
Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.
Lay aside everything that hinders us. For me, those old lies and insecurities hinder me. I start to focus on myself and lose my gaze upon God. I could feel the burden lift as I laid aside the lies. I turned my focus back to God.
When I remind myself of the truth I am royalty, it changes the way I think and the way I act. It reminds me that my life is about God. It reminds me to walk in freedom and confidence. I am enough. I am a child of God.
How does the truth you are royalty impact your daily life?