When was the last time you felt like a princess? (Or a prince?) When was the last time you believed in your own divine nature, your ethereal beauty (or dashing good looks), and your enchanting talents? When was the last time you gave yourself the veneration you deserve?
There are merits that our peers would have us believe are of cardinal import, and the world often calls us to live up to this code- developed by man. We are under much stronger obligation to remember our worth as children of God, children of royal and divine birth; this considered, the estimation of mankind is far outweighed by the expectations our Father in Heaven has regarding our potential here on earth, which does not exclude His eternal perspective concerning those blessings to come.
Elaine S. Dalton reminds you to, “remember who you are! You are elect. You are daughters [and sons] of God. You cannot be a generation of young women [or young men] who are content to fit in. You must have the courage to stand out, to “arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations.” 10 The world would have you believe that you are not significant—that you are out of fashion and out of touch. The world calls to you with unrelenting, noisy voices to “live it up,” “try everything,” “experiment and be happy.” Conversely, the Holy Ghost whispers and the Lord invites you to “walk in the paths of virtue,” “lay aside the things of this world,” “and cleave unto [your] covenants. ” 11
Along with Sister Dalton, we encourage you to remember that you are children of a Heavenly King, and that He didn’t send you here to wear rags. And the next time someone tries to tell you that you’re anything less than royal, please inform them, like Sarah Crewe in A Little Princess:
“I am a princess [or prince]. All girls [and boys] are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses [and princes]. All of us. Didn’t your father ever tell you that? Didn’t he?”
Our Father in Heaven has told us, clearly, what treasures we are:
1 Thessalonians 5:5 Ye are all the achildrenof light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 9 For God hath not appointed us to awrath, but to obtain bsalvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should alive together with him.