The ruling monarch of the United Kingdom and of the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth II has been in the news lately as she has been attending events marking and celebrating her ninety third birthday. By the way she is the world’s current, longest reigning monarch and has been queen since the age of twenty – six in 1952. What a very long time indeed! Without any doubt she knows exactly who she is; reigning all these years. So then do we know who we are? Do we know that like Queen Elizabeth II we are royalty too?  “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:” 1 Peter  2:9 KJV  

God Himself has spoken. So let us listen up and hear Him clearly. We are not  the following on our Instagram pages, neither are we the likes or dislikes on our YouTube channels, so let us not be carried away by those;  paying too much attention to them could be misleading. Trying to achieve a certain number of likes or following on social media is leading people to do things that are unethical, immoral or just plain stupid.The truth is that we are so much more than what is happening there. We are who God says we are; and that is royalty;  amongst other things. 

There is something we need to know here. Our family background,  our pedigree,  our upbringing, where we have been or where we have not been does not matter one bit.  That is not what qualifies us to be royalty. What truly matters is what God has said about us. Nothing and nobody can ever change that. We must believe that with every fibre of our being.

Now that there is no confusion as to our “royal” status, we must be aware that certain things are expected of us. There is the saying that goes “to whom much is given, much is expected.”  Remember we are royalty and we must always be on our best behaviour. You very rarely see a King, Queen, Prince or Princess behaving inappropriately. And if they do they will be reprimanded very sternly and told off in strong terms.  Therefore why should we persist in any manner of wrong doing? We are royalty too.  That means we are not cheap or common. We are outstanding and unique. So let us quit all form of unruly, unbecoming behaviour.  Let us be that special, wonderful person with a God – given purpose and be at our best always.

Let me tell you something else about royalty; they are on display most of the time. Let us talk about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for instance. They are always on display. How do I mean?  Every single thing they do is chronicled in the news. It appears as if the media cannot get enough of them, I mean the media is still talking and writing about the royalty who was the late Diana, Princess of Wales. So you get my drift when I say that as royalty, you are on display. That simply means people are watching you whether or not you know or are aware of it. And the moment you slip up, they plaster that slip up,  that error, that wrong doing all over the media. This is why you see royalty mostly, always nicely put together, well composed and comported because they just never know whose camera is going to click. That is not to say however that we cannot have “off” days. After all we are only human and that is allowed. It’s part of our DNA. But whenever we do not feel up to spec we need not put that on display. Even if we are having a melt down, and quite honestly,  I think that is acceptable, let it be a private affair.

And finally, there is this thing you must know about being royalty, abdication has very devastating consequences. You are a child of the King of Kings. A King who lives and reigns forever. To abdicate and give up your position is saying  that you are not a child of the King of Kings and if you are not a child then who are you? “Jesus responded, “It isn’t right to take food from the children and throw it to the dogs.” Matthew 15: 26 NLT  We will not be dogs! We must hang in there and not throw away our inheritance. It is too precious to toy with. We must conduct and comport ourselves appropriately. (You never know who is watching.)

And as they sing and pray “God save the Queen”, I pray that each and every one of us will seriously work out our salvation with fear and trembling.