Something truly significant happened on May 19, 2018. A day of historical significance, an American actress became a princess. Not just any American actress either. Meghan Markle, a woman of African American heritage who for many reasons could have traditionally been thought of as improper for the royal family, married Prince Harry and became royalty. It may have lacked the fairy dust and glitter of the fairy tales, but today she transformed into a real bonafide princess. Wow. And with that metamorphosis, she became both the envy and the inspiration of girls both big and small across the globe.
I didn’t dress up, wear a royal hat or set an alarm to watch the coverage. I simply watched a bit while eating breakfast with my kids this morning. There was a part of me that wanted to make sure my kids didn’t miss out on the monumental and historical value of today’s royal wedding. Another part of me wanted to empower my daughter to know that being royalty really is possible. It’s not just some fairy tale upon which to dream.
What I did watch, melted my heart. It was beautiful to watch the royal family envelope her into their own family. The reporters on the news commented on how Prince Charles walked her down the aisle and gave her to his son, Harry. A huge act of acceptance. It was like they wrapped their arms around her in approval and consent of the her becoming part of their family.
Another segment showed girls from Meghan’s alma mater watching the wedding. They talked about how inspiriting it was to know that they too could come from such a normal place as their school and like Meghan become royalty. The possibilities are uncapped, ladies. You never know what good things could happen.
As I went about my morning, I couldn’t help but think about the things the commentators were saying about this royal union. Meghan is the envy of every single woman (and some married women) on the planet, right!? She found her Prince Charming and became a real princess today. She instantly gained status and title. Former actress becomes Duchess of Sussex. In an instant she gained all the legacy and rights of royalty. I had a brief moment where my mind wondered down a path towards jealousy. I mean, talk about life changing birth right and inheritance!
Then as the Holy Spirit often does, a tender touch stirred in my heart. I am already royalty. My inheritance, my status and my legacy are fully covered in my position as a daughter of the one true King.
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God….” John 1:12 (NKJV)
“For it was always in his perfect plan to adopt us as his delightful children, through our union with Jesus, the Anointed One, to that his tremendous love that cascades over us would glorify his grace — for the same love he has for his Beloved One, Jesus, he has for us. And this unfolding plan brings him great pleasure!” Ephesians 1:5-6 (TPT)
And just in case those aren’t enough to open your eyes to see. Here’s one more.
“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!” 1 John 3:1
As the truth and revelation of the Holy Spirit poured over me, I started laughing. Joy overtook me. Truth bomb: As Believers, we have an inheritance in the faith that far surpasses any British royalty. Don’t believe me!? Let’s take a look.
- I have been blessed with every spiritual blessing. (Ephesians 1:3)
- I am fully accepted by God. (Romans 15:7)
- I have been brought into fullness and have all power and authority in Christ. (Colossians 2:9-10)
- I am one with God’s spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:17)
- I am no longer a slave to sin. (Romans 6:6)
- I have been created in God’s image. (Genesis 1:27)
- I am a ROYAL PRIESTHOOD and God’s special possession. (1 Peter 2:9)
- I have been raised with Christ!! (Colossians 3:1-3)
- I am chosen. (1 Peter 2:9)
I could go on and on!! You can grab a bunch of truth statements from Freedom In Christ Ministries here.) And if that’s not enough, just search “what is my identity in Christ?” in your favorite search engine and you’ll find tons of truth on your royalty!!
Move over Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex. You may have been transformed into a real bonafide princess today, but I have been transformed into a new creation. I am a daughter of the King. I am a royal priest hood. I have been enveloped by Christ. I am perfectly accepted and bestowed abundant live. I am already royalty holding God given-title, elevated in supernatural status, and holding all the legacy and inheritance of God. Wow. If that doesn’t get your fire going, your wood is a little wet.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away; behold, new things have come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
I turned on the TV today to show my daughter new possibilities. To let her see a historical moment transpire hoping it would inspire her to dream a little bigger. But I learned that I really want her to know something much deeper and much bigger. In Christ she already is a princess. She is the Bride of Christ. Already in union with the Spirit of God. She is already royalty blessed with every rich spiritual blessing and living in inheritance and legacy. Just like a real bonafide princess. And this, my dear daughter, is much better than any princess story out there.
So for you today who read this. If you have asked Jesus into your heart, you too hold the title and position. You are already royalty. Embrace this today and ask Holy Spirit to bring this truth into fullness in your heart. You. Are. Already. Royalty.
Written by Dacian Keaton – Founder of DK Minstries