This morning my son called me informing me he was among the top five students chosen for his senior Prom court. I congratulated him, shared my excitement for his nomination and reminded him to be a light for Jesus at his school. I was blessed that he actually called me, his mom, to share his good news. He had to hang up to go to class so I texted him: “So, how did you get nominated? Was it your good looks, Your outgoing personality, Your athletic ability, Your connections, Or all the above? Wink happy face”. Of course, He texted back jokingly, “All the above”. Next, I texted him 1 Peter 2:9.

“But you are a chosen generation, a ROYAL priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;”

I reminded, my son, that he is Royalty, the son of the King of Kings, and not to forget that! I encouraged him to praise God and proclaim what He has done for him.

Realistically, many of us were not on the prom court, were not athletic, not the best looking, didn’t have the most friends and most likely felt awkward in some way or another at times growing up. Or if you did have most of these things going for you, you still had a sense of uncertainty among your peers at one time or another. In Christ, we don’t have to feel that insecurity anymore. We are ROYALTY. Our heavenly father is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Aren’t you so glad we don’t have to worry about being nominated into heaven or chosen by our peers for eternal rewards? God has chosen us. He picked you to obtain salvation through Christ Jesus. No one had to vote us in, it’s nothing of ourselves, its God loving us his creation and offering us heaven. Prayerfully, you have already chosen to receive, believe and trust in Him.

So when you start to look at the world’s standard for election, promotion or nomination and feel insecure or unimportant, please recall who you are in Christ. You are chosen by the creator, adopted into Royalty, holy and blameless through Faith in what Christ has done on the cross, His own special daughter. Being special to God is more valuable than any personal achievement, educational degree, nomination or any reward ever.

May you dwell on Gods goodness and praise Him for what he has done for you and for whom you are in Him.

Jeanine B.