This is Day 30 of 48 of the #TruthAboutWhoYouAre series. Thank you so much for joining in on this journey with me. I hope you are inspired over this 7 week series.
Today’s post is written by someone I have known since I was a little girl and absolutely love! She has helped me successfully navigate through many of life's challenges. Her name is Meghan Robinson Her and her husband @careyrobinsonoc are my pastors at @theocmovement. She's one of the most passionate people I know and I am so excited to share her thoughts on today's verse. Follow along in her journey and inspiring posts via Instagram: @divapastor
I am part of a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people - 1 Peter 2:9
I always dreamed of being a princess! Seriously….I used to dream about it! I watched every Disney princess movie and I was obsessed when Princess Diaries came out! The idea of that closet was so enticing! (If you don’t know what I’m talking about….you can check it out later.)
Yes, I was that girl and now I have two daughters who have been through their own princess stage! We have had many princess dresses and high heeled shoes in this house! Now I love princess’ like Merida and Mulan and I dream of having that kind of bravery! Can you relate? Have you ever dreamed of what your life would be like…IF….you were royalty?
1 Peter 2:9 says “I am part of a chosen generation a ROYAL priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people (or people belonging to God.)”
Isn’t it interesting that you and me, when we said yes to Jesus, we were adopted into HIS royal family! So technically that makes me a princess! He is the King….and He is our heavenly father….stands to reason, I am a princess! Now I don’t plan on walking around in a tiara….but metaphorically I should and so should you!
I’ve never seen a prince or princess who does not walk with confidence. Why? Because they know who they are and to whom they belong. They throw their shoulders back, hold their head high and represent their kingdom well!
We need to know to whom we belong! You belong to the family of GOD….you are accepted…you are esteemed…you are valued. You are loved beyond measure! Why? Because you are a son or daughter of the King! You are royalty. Now throw your shoulders back and rest in that confidence! You are exactly who He created you to be.
Maybe you’ve struggled with this concept because you have been searching for your identity outside of Christ. The words that people have said to you have become etched on the fabric of your heart. Maybe your life has been defined by what you don’t have yet…but think you want. Maybe you feel incomplete, inadequate, inferior.
Can I just tell you….all of this striving, it is never fulfilling in and of itself. Our identity has to be founded in Christ. We have to know who He is and who he say’s that WE are. That is what this devotional has been all about! Learning what God say’s about you and me.
The beginning of this scripture declared “You are a CHOSEN generation!” You are chosen! He picked you! He gave you your own set of looks, talents and passions that are unique to you. He placed you in your sphere of influence for such a time as this! In the words of Joyce Meyer, “you get something and you don’t get something.” Stop comparing your life to someone else’s life. God gave you yours! I don’t know why you are struggling, I don’t know why bad things happen to good people. I don’t know why life isn’t fair.
But I do know that you are CHOSEN! You are a son or daughter of the most high King of Kings! You can let that define your identity and walk in confidence day by day allowing HIM to shape your story!
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