Labels, what are they and what are they for? Why is the label you choose for yourself important? We go through life labeling things, and labeling those around us, but we never truly pay attention to the significance of labels.
We already know that the words that come out of our mouths are important. They not only help others see what kind of person we are, but they also express our testimonies. Words can either help us or tear us apart, that is why it is important to choose them wisely.
Like Thumper's mom said in the Disney cartoon, Bambi, "If you have nothing nice to say then don't say anything at all." We are told that we have to be kind to everyone around us, and especially as Christians we are commanded to love our neighbors and to speak only words of love. It is without a doubt that we represent a King.
It is like when we obtain a new job position, we are representing a company, so we have to make sure we carry ourselves well. We represent our Father in Heaven, so we have to make sure we carry ourselves in a classy loving way. This means that our words should be words of love, and our actions should be tasteful and lady-like.
We may label people mean, happy, optimistic, cute, handsome or beautiful. We may label objects as hot, cold, yummy, or bad.
Label are all around us and they are meant to describe.
We may label ourselves in regards to our careers or job position. For example some may label themselves doctors, teachers, writers, singers, actors, servers, managers, or even cashiers.
We may label ourselves in regards to our relationships such as; sister, aunt, girlfriend, wife, or cousin. Some may even have the privilege to label themselves a mother.
There are also labels that are used to describe our appearance such as; pale, colored, blue eyed, brown eyed, thick, or thin.
What I wanted to focus on today was not the labels we use to describe other people, but the labels we use to describe ourselves. Think about it, what labels do you use to describe your self?
There are many young women or women in general who use negative labels to describe themselves. I must admit that I am guilty of this. There have been numerous times where I label myself "nerdy" "slow" or the typical label most women use, "fat".
I think it is time we stop labeling ourselves negatively and remember our most important label of all, "Daughter of the King".
Let us not get confused or worried about whether or not we are meeting up to anyone's expectations, worry about whether or not you're representing your Father, your Creator, the King of the world.
You are a princess, you are a daughter of the King, make sure you are carrying yourself like a child of God. Make sure others can see that light radiating off of your exterior and feel the warmth in your interior. Do not worry about the trends of this world, they are always changing. Instead worry about following the commands of the Lord and obtaining His promises which are everlasting.
You are a "Daughter of the King" How do you think a daughter of the King should be acting. What words should come out of her mouth, what should her actions look like. You are beautiful, you are special, and you mean something to the King. You are His daughter. He is your Father, and He is a King. You are a princess. You are His princess.
Now how does that label make you feel. Does it not make you forget about every other label around. The most important label is already there for you, so forget about every other label that does not uplift you, and remember your worth.
If you are having trouble seeing your worth. Pray to the Lord, and ask Him to help you see your worth. Ask Him to help you see yourself as His Princess. This is a benefit to being His child. He hears you, and He answers. Don't be afraid to ask Him. If you don't receive a response right away, remember that patience goes a long way. Go about your day confident that you are a princess. You are royalty. Embrace it.
This little message has been tugging at my heart for a while. Thank you for reading, and remember to keep smiling.