The queenly character series was inspired by this quote from part two of Shakespeare’s Henry IV. Over time this line from the play took on its own life and was turned into “heavy is the head that wears the crown”. I admit this is the quote I first recalled.
But the meaning or suggestion of this line is where I want to direct our attention. A person with power also has a lot of responsibilities, and thus worries more than others (idioms.thefreedictionary.com). A person who has great responsibilities, like a king (or queen!), is constantly worried and does not sleep soundly (dictionary.reference.com).
We wrapped up this series on the eight jewels in our crown: prudence, petition, safety, judgment, mercy, supplication, willingness, and love. Sometimes we can feel the pull to be all of them at the same time…I mean, it is more reasonable to reflect one at a time. But I want to encourage us as we lay this series to rest and keep alive for reference — we need not be worried or lose sleep about our God-given responsibilities.
We are called to ascend — not to just a “place” or a “role”, but into His holy hill (Psalm 24:3). He invited us. He called us. He charged us with a task or several tasks. He chose us…we did not choose Him. The point: His yoke is easy and His burden is light. When worry is removed from the equation, we can be at rest, and we can carry the appointed weight.
This past weekend, in a rather royal setting, the Lord reminded us that WE ARE WELL ABLE. And so say I unto you, my dear Kingdom Queens…YOU are WELL ABLE to do what God requires, to be who God sees, and to live as an ambassador — faithful, committed, focused, and with great influence for positive Kingdom impact on the lives of others.
Onward and upward, with an “easy head” under this beautiful, sparkly, gifted crown. With love…