“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana,” Kensington Palace has said.
She was born on Saturday in the Lindo Wing of London’s St Mary’s Hospital weighing 8lbs 3oz (3.7kg). And she is absolutely beautiful!
Isn’t it amazing how we, those outside of Britain’s Buckingham Palace, clamor for a glimpse of new royalty. Americans have a relentless obsession with royalty and I can’t help but wonder if it doesn’t reach out to the little-girl-desire inside of most women to want to feel like a real princess.
Your identity as a daughter of the King of Kings should make you a confident woman.
“But, I don’t feel confident just because I know that,” you might say. I agree.
There is a huge difference between knowing something as a fact and choosing to believe in something. A dear friend of mine says, “You do what you do because you believe what you believe.” In other words, your core beliefs are the foundation that, in turn, directly impact how you behave.
If you were to observe me for a week–watched my choices, noted my priorities, listened in on my conversations, possibly even heard some of my inner thoughts–you would be able to tell me what I really believed about myself because my behavior reflects my beliefs.
Something to think about: If I observed your life the past two weeks, what would I conclude you believe about yourself?
Let me illustrate this another way: Britain has a brand new princess. She is the fourth in line to the throne and will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.
Now, how long do you think it will take before she begins acting like a princess? Do you think running around Buckingham Palace and knowing it’s her home might help remind her? What about the fact that people will bow to her? Or perhaps it might make a difference when everybody calls her, “Your Highness” or “Princess Charlotte.” Or her memory could be jogged when she recalls that her great-grandmother is the Queen of England?
I honestly don’t think there will ever come a morning when she will wake up having forgotten her identity, and then suddenly recall later, “Oh my goodness, I forgot! That’s right…I’m a princess.”
There might be many moments of being overwhelmed with the pressures associated with her title and other times of realizing the staggering potential she holds with her platform as a princess, but never a moment of royal doubt about her identity.
She will know exactly who she is. She will believe it, and she will live it.
Precious sisters, if you are a daughter of the King of Kings, you can pinch yourself every single day of the rest of your life, but you better be living like you KNOW and BELIEVE who you are!
You cannot compare the smallness of being a princess of a single country for a short span, like Princess Charlotte, with being a princess of the King of the Universe for eternity, like you.
As my children grew up leaving for school in the morning, I had a phrase that I would always say as each one walked out the door of our home, “Never forget who you belong to!” To this day, I still will remind them as they drive away or head off to college, “Always remember who you belong to…God Himself.”
Now, I am saying it to you sweet girl, “Always remember who you belong to–every day and every moment of your life.”
Does your life confidently reveal Who you belong to…The Eternal King?
*Based on a chapter out of Mirror of Truth.