Belong, Colossians 3:12

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Knowing Whose You Are

I’ve been struck by the portrayal of princes and princesses in movies over the years.  So often, we see them walking through the villages of their kingdom, being humble and kind to commoners, never mentioning who they are.  We don’t tend to see them as boastful or proud as they encounter people, even though they could easily abuse the authority that they obviously posses. Instead, they are rightfully confident because they know the kingdom and all it’s glory belongs inherently to them.

While this is just the movies, I believe it to be a great depiction of how we would respond to people around us if we were confident in who we belong to. Can you imagine walking around without insecurity or the need make yourself known?  No fear, no competition, no feelings of being an outcast.  It seems like a lofty goal, but can be attained only from knowing whose you are.

I Belong

If I have confidence that I am a child of the The King, then there is no reason for me to flaunt it.  I’m secure in my position of royalty.  I belong to God, and am an heir to His Kingdom.

Amazingly, this doesn’t bring about arrogance because I understand that I don’t deserve this belonging. However, it was granted to me by a loving Father who wanted me as His daughter – He chose ME.

Because I understand that I am chosen and dearly loved, I am free to be compassionate, kind and humble.  That makes this hippie heart happy.

Peace & Love,

Carrie

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