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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

I have a name not just a nickname


“Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.” Romans 8:17, NIV

Today I was complaining to Adonai about certain situations which appear unjust to me. I was telling Him how I would like for Him to intervene and do something about it. After finishing reciting my long list of unjust things, I expected to feel better but Adonai brought to my mind the verse above and He also reminded me of the story of Cinderella, to remind me of who I am (I know it sounds ridiculous, but bear with me!)
Cinderella was not initially born to spend her time in the ashes as she is now known by her name. She was born in her father’s house and her father was a rich man. She was the only heiress, but when her father passed away, her step-mother and her step-sisters began to treat her like a servant and Cinderella adjusted to the role perfectly. Slowly she forgot that she is the daughter of the owner of the house and she began to serve a bunch of impostors. She ended up sleeping in the ashes by the fire and eat when others took pity on her. The story has a happy ending, but that is not because Cinderella came to her senses, far from it! This girl accepted all the lies and the demands of evil people and executed what she was told to do. Not even once did she stop to question or try to understand; where she was sat, that’s where she stayed. A fairy godmother had to come and dress her and transform her, but that transformation was not a real one, and therefore in the morning Cinderella was back in the ashes. Almost against her will she was found by the prince and saved from her miserable situation. All these could have been sorted out easily if only Cinderella had come to her senses and said: “My name is not Cinderella! I have a name which my father gave me and this house belongs to my father! I am the rightful heiress!” She could have taken charge and kick out those who hated her, but she preferred to bow her head and as such in this instance her sufferings do not bring her any honor.
Many times I am exactly the same. I forget that my Father is The Master of all the seen and the unseen. I forget that my Father gave me a new name and I was not born to lay humbly in the ashes. I forget that I do not have to obey the lies and demands of the impostor who thinks himself master. I forget that any minute I can exercise my right as an heiress. I take circumstances and things as they come and forget to ask myself if they are my duty as a daughter or if they are only things demanded of me by those who see nothing but a servant in me. I am waiting for “fairy godmothers” to come and transform me into a princess and I act as if I have never been to the King’s Court. I have moments of brilliance when I pretend that this time I believe that I belong to the King’s Court, but my “spell” does not last too long and I wake up back in the ashes. I stay where the enemy sits me, and I remain there forgetting that his place is under my feet. Some things don’t change for the better not because Adonai refuses to fix the situations, but because I forget to exercise my right as an heiress. As oppose to Cinderella though my Father is alive and His kindness does not allow me to act as a servant for too long. He gives me moments when I become lucid, come to my senses and start acting as The King’s daughter that I am. Thank You, Adonai!


Bat Melech בת מלך
 Cristina כריסטינה

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Thank you, Emanuela Robinson for translating this article for me!


1 comment:

  1. Wonderful, wonderfully said!
    Thank you for sharing your inner thoughts. They encouraged me to remember that I, too, am the daughter of The Most High, Adonai!
    May you be blessed daughter of The King of kings!

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