Do you love a good story? I do and I love to hear an older person tell a story, because they seem to do it with such flair. Most of them grew up telling stories around the dinner table.
I heard one gentleman tell a story of a man traveling in Europe. He walked into a hotel to check in and the clerk asked him what he did for a living. He was a missionary, but instead of stating such he said “I’m an ambassador to the King.” Well the hotel clerk immediately gave him one of the best rooms in the hotel and treated him like the royalty he declared himself to be. I thought that was a bit amusing and have even considered trying it sometime.
As believers, we tend to sell ourselves short. We tend to believe the enemy’s press about who we are instead of believing what God says about who we are. John 1:12 tells us as believers we are children of God. Revelation 19:16 tells us our God is the King of kings and the Lord of lords. It isn’t too difficult to determine if God is our Father and He is the King of kings, then we are royalty also. Many of us played dress up as children, wearing crowns and dressing up as kings and queens, but we fail to see how prophetic our play was. We also have a Prince Charming riding in on a white horse to rescue us [Revelation 19:11]. Now how is that for a great fairytale ending? The Good News is this isn’t a fairytale. The Prince on the white horse is real and His name is Jesus. He died for us and He’s coming for us again.
The enemy doesn’t want us to know who we are, because when we walk in our true idenity we become dangerous. His methods aren’t new and creative. He uses the same tools he used in the Garden of Eden. He questions us, causing us to question God. In Genesis 3:1 we read “Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” All he was trying to do is plant a seed of doubt, a seed of confusion in the heart of the woman so she would stumble and fall and he does the same to us today, hoping his old tricks will work again.
Where do you go when you have questions about life? Do you listen to others or do you run to the Word of God? 2 Timothy 3:16 says “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” so it is where we can find the answers to our questions and even those Satan plants in our minds. The Word of God is filled with verse after verse defining us as able, born again, created in the image of God, desired, gifted, and justified, just to name a few.
We are royalty. It’s time we started acting like it. We need to hold our heads high, our shoulders back, and tackle this day like one who is the daughter or son of the King of kings. Our Daddy’s resources are endless; His support for us never fails; we are the apple of His eye; and He has called us to partner with Him in His business…Kingdom business. Are you up for the job? The King is calling.