Know the Child of Whom You Are

I love the home I grew up in. My parents were selfless, sacrificing everything to give their children the best of nurturing, love, undivided attention, and top-notch education. We didn't have all the riches in the world, nevertheless we still felt like more than a million bucks. We had everything to fulfill our needs. I don't remember ever being envious of another family because my family was the best as seen through my little eyes.

As a result of being the child of my father and mother, I've grown up to be the confident woman I am today, knowing that I will be all I aspire to be. There's this unrelenting and unapologetic level of boldness on the inside that comes as a side-effect of knowing the child of whom I am. It's natural. In-born. A feeling that can't be easily unraveled. A result of a deep understanding of who I am.

But that's not all there is to the matter...

My Highest & Foremost Identity:

I say all these, boasting of the earthly parents God gave me. But what about the Giver of life? What about the One who was before time began? The One who fashioned me in my mother's womb and catapulted me into a destiny bigger than I thought I'd ever experience.

"I am, more than anything else, a child of the King." 

Truly, this is my highest identity. If I limit my knowledge to just my parents, then it would be a mistake...for the lines of my inheritance (and also of yours) is far greater than just the family you were born into.

Know the child of whom you are. You are a child of the king. You are royalty. It doesn't matter what physical family you were born into, because some of you reading this might have had one or two problems while growing up with your family. But you were born into your family for a reason. No, your life is not merely about what you can receive from the world, it's really more about what you can give. Forget how the world has failed you. Push aside thoughts of how someone has limited your progress. Broaden your mindset right now. You were born to bring a gift into this world, a rare innate ability God has placed inside you that, when you find it, nothing (and no one) will be able to stop you.

So, friends, today you should hold your heads up high and walk around with some extra dose of confidence. Because you are a child of the King. The Author of life as you know it. He has given you what it takes to thrive. To succeed. To excel. To beat all the odds. To rise above indignation. To be an outlier. To walk among kings. To thread upon serpents. To be ROYALTY. Now and forever.

Psalms 139:13-18 NKJV

"For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You."

Tell me, what will you do with this knowledge? Countless things, I hope...:)