Little girls are born with royalty in their hearts. From their beautiful dresses and jewels to the elegance and grace of their tea parties, the daughter’s desire is clear. She innately longs to be valued and cherished, set aside as special and one of a kind. Our little girls are captivated by the princess’ status of “dearly loved.” They dream and pretend in a perfectly beautiful world of castles and princes.
Like a lost princess in a foreign land, it’s as if they were born knowing that they come from royalty, and they were meant to wear a crown. However, this foreign land is a hostile one, and it not only tries to strip the princess of her crown, but it attempts to make her forget who she is, where she comes from, and ultimately, who her Father is. And there lies a battle of worlds for this princess’ heart.
We are living in a time in this country when the foreign land’s ways seem to be winning. The pawns in the war were sent into the media as vulgarities and promiscuity to offend the people of God and drive them away. While many retreated to the safety of their own fortresses, the enemy besieged the megaphone of influence – the media. Promiscuity grew and slowly started targeting the youth, telling these princesses that their true worth is determined by how they use their bodies.
“Those people are zealous to win you over…” (Galatians 4:17), so they concealed their motives behind a mask of partying, countless friends, and a “good time.” The zealousness for them attracts the princesses because it plays on her heart’s longing to be passionately sought after and devoted to. But their zealousness is “for no good. What they want is to alienate you from us, so that you may have zeal for them” (Galatians 4:17). Their efforts have been working and many princesses have forgotten whose child they really are.
Before she knows it, she loses the castle she always dreamed of, and instead gets one that is empty and dark, filled with fear of rejection and loneliness. The prince disappears and is replaced with pimps, players and wolves in sheep’s clothing. Beauty is replaced by sexy. No longer is she special with a mind, heart, and soul. Now, she is just a body.
Yet, placed inside each young girl’s heart is the proclaiming truth that she belongs to royalty. While the land she has entered knows not and cares not of her Father, she can hold tightly to who her heart says she is–a daughter of the King of kings, His “treasured possession” (Deuteronomy 7:6), and the “apple of His eye” (Psalm 17:8). And to the princesses who, for a time, forgot this truth, she can turn her heart back to her Father and run fearlessly and without blame into her Father’s loving arms.
“When the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.” (Titus 3:4-7)
Samantha, this is a wonderful and beautifully written piece of Biblical advice. It should bring hope and encouragement to all precious daughters. You artfully wove the truth of scriptures into your powerful message. Your pictures spoke to the real beauty God has placed into the hearts of all daughters.
May God use your message to touch the hearts of all daughters everywhere.
I look forward to your next message.
Thank you, Samantha, for serving our Lord Jesus Christ using the gifts he has given you.
God Bless you and your ministry.
Beautiful… Gonna share this with my girls… Please pray for all little girls everywhere.
Samantha, what an inspiring article…beautiful! I am praying your message is spread far and wide, we owe it to our daughters, our girls who are loved as daughters, and to our sons – for the men and fathers we need them to be.
What a wonderful post that spoke to my heart as a father. I have a princess of my own and a queen who jointly helps me to raise her up in the way she should go.
Dreanna has a special place in God’s heart just like all the other princesses. I take seriously my responsibility to instill in her her self-esteem, self-confidence and her self-awareness that she was created in God’s image and whatever He creates is good. Every day I tell her how much I love here; every day I tell her how much God loves her; every day I tell her how precious and beautiful she is.
Thank you for reminding me to stand in the gap.
So beautiful! I am definitly sharing.
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This is a b beautiful story. Thanks for sharing. So reminded me of our daughter when
she lost her castle and King for a while. But slowly healing came and Her Heavenly Father was waiting with open arms to bring His Princess home again to serve Him as it was intended in the beginning.
I need to remember to remind her that she is a princess, and now instill that in the heart of my 5 year old granddaughter.
Thank you again for sharing
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Thank you so much for your post, it has rely blessed my heart and I would love to share it, God bless.