I’ve heard sisters in Christ encouraged to remember that they are “princesses of the King” or some variation thereof. This CT article linked above reminds us that when we hear “princess” (or prince for that matter) we often instictively reach in our minds for image of the Disney princess.
The bible’s picture of our inheritance in the Kingdom as princes and princesses should align closer to the picture of Joseph, Moses, Esther, and Saul/David.
-Joseph was installed by God through tribulation to be the right hand of Pharoah, not for his own amusement or glorification but because there was work to be done.
-Moses, a prince of Egypt, had to be removed from his earthly prince-ship and herd sheep for forty years to be able to find his Kingdom role.
-Esther was made into a queen of Persia, again for a purpose. Mordechai implicitly reminds her that apart from that purpose God could easily use another.
-Saul was removed from his throne for forgetting the purpose behind his throne.
-David who was installed as a man after God’s own heart constantly refers to himself simply as “Your servant.”
We must not forget that true “Princes” and “Princesses” in the Kingdom SERVE because we imitate our King Eternal who unimaginably came and humbled Himself to SERVE us first.
How great is the love of our beautiful Lord! His ways are not the ways of sinful man. We need to continually learn from the only true Teacher.
But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”