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We are royalty! Do you know this? Do you believe this? Stories of regular girls becoming royal fascinate us enough to be major plots in movies and fairy tales. For example, the real-life actress turned princess, Meghan Markle, gets primetime attention whenever she speaks out. The new Duchess of Sussex is a real-time example of a woman trying to live in two worlds. She talks about her struggle to come to terms with her bi-racial heritage. She seems almost bi-polar in her relationship with her British royal family and her all-American upbringing. It’s like she’s on a journey to find herself while the world watches. It makes me squirm a little because I see her trying to negotiate living in two worlds. Similarly, I have my own struggle of living as a daughter of the King of the Universe and my everyday life as I struggle with explicitly un-royal concerns.

The Bible tells me four very important things about myself:


I am fiercely loved by the King of the Universe.

God’s love is meteoric, his loyalty astronomic, 6 His purpose titanic, his verdicts oceanic. Yet in his largeness nothing gets lost; Not a man, not a mouse, slips through the cracks. 7 How exquisite your love, O God! How eager we are to run under your wings, 8 To eat our fill at the banquet you spread as you fill our tankards with Eden spring water. 9 You’re a fountain of cascading light, and you open our eyes to light. Psalms 36:5-9 (MSG)


I am adopted into His royal family as His true daughter – a princess.

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. 4 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. 5 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. Ephesians 1:3-5 (NLT)


I am living behind enemy lines in a world where I don’t belong.

1 See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him. 2 Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is. 3 And all who have this eager expectation will keep themselves pure, just as he is pure.

1 John 3:1-3 (NLT)

14 For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come. Hebrews 13:14 (NLT)


I am looking for my King to come and take me home where we’ll live happily ever after.

1 “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. 2 There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? 3 When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. 4 And you know the way to where I am going.” John 14:1-4 (NLT)

It’s a wonderful story. I just have a hard time believing it’s my story. I don’t think I’m the only one.

Above all, truth is true whether we believe it or not. The application of truth is the difficult part. I am a royal princess living behind enemy lines trying to bring the kingdom of light to my small corner of the world. Unfortunately, I’m hindered by the sin in my life and the lies the enemy whispers in my ear. Satan is clever. He knows I know my own failings. He knows I struggle with particular sins and doubts. The writer of Hebrews calls it the “sin which so easily entangles us” which is an excellent description.

Look for Part 2 and the story about the time I was attacked by an octopus.

If you are interested in learning more about being God’s princess, check out our study, To Wear A Fragile Crown.

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