”God knew from the beginning who would put their trust in Him. So He chose them to be like His Son. Christ was first & all those who belong to God are His siblings.” Romans 8:29.
God is not pointing His finger at you, saying, “Why can’t you be more like your brother?” He’s pointing at Jesus & saying, “Because of your brother you can be all I created you to be.”
I had s great conversation with a friend last night about comparing ourselves to others. And immediately I start thinking, “Comparison is the thief of joy.”
Point to ponder while you wander…No one can take what God has for you. No one can be you, and you cannot be anyone else. No matter how hard we try. So why not let go of comparison & envy, and just be your best you and I’ll be my best me.
I found a picture on the web with a twirling girl that said, “I am a princess not because I have a prince, but because my Father is the King.”
I love me some princess movies. Sleeping Beauty. Tangled. Frozen. Princess Diaries. But my favorite is Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn.
There’s a scene where she is in the taxi, deciding between a regular life with Joe Bradley or being who truly is…the daughter of the king.
Spoiler alert: She chose duty.
She chose to serve her people, her father’s people.
The first time I saw it I sobbed. Why? Why can’t she be with Joe Bradley? He is just dreamy dreamy dreamy. I mean come on…Gregory Peck…in the 50’s suits. I’d cry too if I had to leave him, like she did in the taxi. Just being honest.
Then I had a revelation about the responsibility being a daughter of THE KING. The responsibility of sharing who He is, and how He loves and sees people. Chosing to love, when people are unlovable. Chosing to pray, truly standing in the gap for others. Declaring The Word over the situations we see.
So I loved the reminder of the fact that I am already a princess, even without the prince.
Point to ponder while you wander…You are a beloved child of the Most High God!
John 1:12, Romans 8:29 & 9:8, Ephesians 1:5, I John 3:2