I Peter 2:9
“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;”
Are you comfortable with who you are? Do you have a hard time seeing yourself as a person in a royal, kingly family? According to Peter, I believe we are people who should see ourselves as royalty and of high value and significance.
I mean let’s be honest here. How often do we see ourselves as a pawn in a cosmic chess game that God is playing, and we are simply tokens that speaks to a greater plan or purpose?
The reality is unless you and I get really comfortable with being royalty, we will live as survivalist not the chosen, royal, holy, people that we are. We will live as pawns that have no control of what happens with our lives.
Believing that we are anything less than what Peter is saying we are, would be to despise the gift of Jesus to humanity. After all, Jesus did not just die for our sins, He died to install in us His divine nature. (2 Pet. 1:4, Acts 17:29) A kingly nature.
Oh, and just so you know, being royalty is not some future expectancy that should be left in the realm of “one day…”. It is a kingdom reality. We need to start seeing ourselves through heavens eyes, the eyes of our Father who sees perfectly and rules justly.
Being Kings, royalty, chosen, means we have power and authority! It has been vested into us by the person of Jesus. Yes, it is as Genie says in the Disney movie “Aladdin”. “Phenomenal cosmic power! Itty bitty living space.”
We may seem small, but we have the ability to command and make declarations that have impact and influence in lives around us.
Let me put it this way, if we don’t see ourselves as influential people, if we don’t see ourselves as benefactors who have been given wealth and power, we will end up punishing people with our power.
We punish people by not calling out the God-gold in them. By not partnering with heaven and decreeing what is the superior reality of heaven.
Who we are is real, and what we carry is real. Unless we begin to live in what we are, people around us will never know who they are.
Royalty has core values that look for life, dignity, integrity, Destiny, and honor. If you see yourself as a pawn, then your core values will be for less than these.