As the Queen’s historic Platinum Jubilee continues, we can learn 3 #Ladylike traits from her iconic 70 years on the throne.
Christened as “the most dutiful monarch” by the Telegraph, Queen Elizabeth is without a doubt, one of the all-time longest serving monarchs.
At only 19, Princess Elizabeth joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) during WWII, becoming the first female member of the Royal Family to join the Armed Services as a full-time active member.
Her reign has been filled with progressive activism, helping several countries with decolonization, flourishing of the British arts, increasing national pride, committed to serving her people, boosting national identity, which all resulted in keeping monarchism alive and popularized during her lifetime.
Even today, at the age of 96, her diary of engagements still remains full and she has been known to only take days off on Christmas and Easter.
In an era of individualism, her sense of duty can inspire us to:
-cultivate a greater sense of duty,
-to uphold our values
⁃ to be disciplined
⁃ To be be reliable and steady
⁃ To seek longevity over the temporary
⁃ Create traditions that romanticize your life
Her role as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, despite the family fractures and tragedies, are inspiring. But her deep devotion to her people, has been frankly extraordinary. Who knew that a promise made by a 21 year old would hold true, 70 years later: “My whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service.”
A lady is devotes her life to her family but also to a cause she holds dear.
By being devoted to your #JourneyToLovely: whatever that looks like, a more fulfilling career, a healthier lifestyle, pursuing Biblical ministry or anything other pursuit, is part of building your legacy.
When crisis hits, your devotion to your core values will make you. pillar of stability through it all.
It is no surprise that Queen
Elizabeth was destined for this role.
From the moment her uncle, Edward VIII abdicated in 1936, the young Elizabeth became heir presumptive and her father, George VI, set about training her for the role of Queen.
She answered the call.
Will you answer the call of your life? Of your destiny and step into the divine purpose you have been created for?
We are all destined to be the main character of our life, but not all of us accomplish the role of our destiny.
Take time today to reflect on your destined purpose and like Queen Elizabeth, what is the legacy you would want to leave?