Have you ever seen the movie Princess Diaries 2? If you have daughter, chances are it’s one of many princess movies you’ve seen. My daughter and I have watched that movie so many times I could almost quote it.
Yesterday during my prayer time, the Lord brought a particular scene from that movie to mind. It’s when princess Mia stopped the parade through town. Rather than tell you about it, allow me to show it to you:
Princess Mia didn’t ask anyone’s permission to stop the parade. She halted the parade because she became aware of an injustice. She witnessed as injustice taking place, and she couldn’t turn the other way. She used the power bestowed upon her by the crown to stop the parade. We, too, are royalty and have a great deal of power and authority at our disposal because of our relationship to the King, we just fail to recognize it [Luke 9:1, Luke 10:19, Colossians 2:10, and Acts 1:8].
Mia called out the child’s tormentor and they fled immediately [James 4:7]. Then she asked the young lady if she wanted to be a princess. The choice was hers. She could have chosen to remain an orphan or she could have chosen to become a princess. The crown was offering her that choice, but she had to make it [John 1:12]. Once the young lady said she’s like to be a princess, Mia declared her one [1 John 5:1]. Then Mia went on to teach the little girl, and all the others interested in becoming princesses and princes, how to carry themselves like the royalty they had become [Titus 2: 1-15]. My favorite part of this scene is at the end when Princess Mia says,
To be a princess, you have to believe that you’re a princess.”
The Lord wasn’t just reviewing a movie with me. He was making a point. We’re all called to do the same thing Princess Mia did. We’re called to walk in the power and authority we have an call others from and orphan spirit into their rightful place as sons and daughters of The King.
The biggest reason we fail to do the work the Lord has put before us is we don’t see ourselves as royalty. We don’t believe we have the power or authority to do anything about the injustice we see, such as sex trafficking or poverty. In our own right, we don’t. But because THE Crown of crowns, our Lord Jesus Christ, declares we’re royalty and tells us in His word that we have power and authority at our disposal as His children, we are royalty. We all have a destiny, and we can change the world. If only we’ll believe.
Not only do we need to embrace our own identity in Christ Jesus and walk in it, we’re called to call it forth in others we encounter. I leave you with this call to action:
**** I will be taking next week off to attend a church youth camp where I will be calling out princes and princesses, investing in them and teaching them how to walk in the power and authority they have because of their Father. I’ll meet you back here on Monday, July 8th. I pray you and your family have a fabulous Fourth of July. Pray for the members of our armed services who protect us all.