“You are a daughter of the King,” he said, studying my face. “Wherever you go, whoever you encounter, He’s their Creator, whether they acknowledge Him or not. All of it is in His hands and within His power, and because He owns it all, it is yours.”
I don’t remember where that conversation took place, and I only remember vaguely the reasons. But one semester at college, my dad sat me down. I had felt overwhelmed and insignificant for whatever reasons that year–broken and alone. This was his response to me.
Today, I still treasure the conversation we had that day. I remember walking onto campus afterwards with a different outlook. As I began a career in teaching a year or two later, I often had to start my days with this same reminder. And I think in a very real way, Christians need this truth more than ever before.
Take a peek at Facebook, you’ll cringe at the bickering, political posts, and fears. There’s nothing wrong with contributing your opinions, but sometimes we place our entire hope in the wrong places. How foolish of us! We have a Creator that remains in control. We of all people should stand steadfast in the waves.
1 Corinthians 3:16-21:
Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are.
Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, “He is the one who catches the wise in their craftiness”; and again, “The Lord knows the reasonings of the wise, that they are useless.” So then let no one boast in men. For all things belong to you.
Did you catch that last line? “All things belong to you…” It’s a powerful statement in the world in which we live. Christians are called to boldness. So, yes, stand for truth, but never place your hope outside of the sovereignty of our King. You are His daughter. Everything before you is your inheritance. Live in such a way.