Have you ever seen the movie Princess Diaries 2? Do you know that scene in the beginning, where a waiter knocks off Amelia’s crown and the bad uncle catches it? Do you remember what he says? “Careful, someone might try to take that from you.”
At a ball or any other royal function, there are many beautiful women, but there’s only one wearing the crown. She’s special. She’s set apart from the others. That crown represents her position in the kingdom. It represents her authority as a member of the royal family. In essence, her crown is her identity.
The same is true for you and I. When we became joint heirs with Christ, we were born again into the royal family. The afore mentioned movie scene foreshadows the plot to come: How far will Amelia go to keep her crown?
In the real world, we don’t wear sparkling crowns, but we are Christ’s princesses. We have an identity in Christ Jesus by which everyone can and should recognize us as a royal family member. Unfortunately, there is an adversary who would love to rob you of your crown and your identity as God’s child. His favorite tactic is to make you doubt your value to Christ’s kingdom. He loves to make you think you are unworthy of being a princess.
While the devil can’t physically take your crown, he can cause you to doubt your value to Christ’s kingdom. When you doubt who you are, you stop wearing your crown. Though you long to wear the crown jewels, you hide them away in a safe place. Perhaps you admire your crown in private, but are afraid of being accused of haughtiness and pride? Or do you hide your crown because you don’t deserve to be called a child of God?
I’ve done the same things. I wasn’t raised in church and I committed some pretty horrible sins before I let Jesus save me. I don’t deserve a crown. I don’t deserve to be a princess in Christ’s kingdom. But Jesus loved me anyway, and He gave me a crown to wear because He’s proud of me. He’s claims me (wretched sinner that I was) as His princess. Even though I don’t deserve it.
If you’ve surrendered your life to Jesus and made Him LORD of your life, your past no longer determines your future. Jesus is proud of you. He’s proud of the progress you’ve made. He’s claimed you as His own princess. He wants you to wear your crown proudly for the whole world to see. And just so you know, there are no perfect princesses.
Don’t hide your authority, power, and privilege as a royal family member. Hold your head up. Be sure of your identity. Wear your crown boldly. Let your crown shine so that others will want a crown for themselves. Don’t let the devil steal your identity.
Don’t let anyone steal your crown.
Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. ~ Revelations 3:11
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