Yes, you are, Sophi!
What you do does not change who you are.
That moment in the car today was such a sweet reminder to me of who I am. I confess, I haven't acted like a princess, a daughter of the King, lately. I have struggled with some old wounds, said some unkind things, gotten frustrated and angry, and felt like a failure as a woman of God. But ladies, what we do, is not who we are.
We have times when we feel good about ourselves and our walk with Christ. We've held it together, stayed strong and treated everyone with grace and love. We've read our devotionals, spent time with the Lord and been in church; and we feel confident in our relationship with Him.
And then there are days in our life when we struggle with controlling our thoughts and our anger. Someone says something that triggers an old memory of pain, and out of that we react in a way we didn't expect. We are short with our spouse, yell at our children and oversleep and miss church. Suddenly we feel like a failure. We begin to question ourselves and how God sees us. We become ashamed and we do what Adam and Eve did - we hide. We curl up in bed and cry alone. We avoid church and people because we're afraid of judgement and condemnation. We think God is disappointed in us and doesn't want to be with us.
This is when the lies of the enemy can take hold of our thoughts and we have to make a choice - believe them or cast them down. 2 Corinthians 10:5. And we must renew our minds by learning and believing what God says about us. Romans 12:2.
Daughter, you are still a princess! Nothing has changed. God still loves you and adores you and wants to be with you. This, precious one, is called grace. There is nothing you can do that will change His heart for you. You are not the mistakes you've made or the perceived failures of your past. You ARE a Princess! You are the daughter of the King of Kings, a joint heir with Christ, blessed, adored and highly favored. You are stronger than you think and more beautiful than you can imagine.
No matter what you have done, what you think or how you feel, you are STILL a princess!
I pray that you become just as convinced of it as little Sophi is - she's going to do great things for the Kingdom!