Peasant Turned Princess
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:
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.