we wear royal blue
As leaders, we always want to remind those whom we are leading, of a few key things. Some of these contain the importance of their voice, the need for their presence, the beauty of their personality, the complete originality of their ideas, and the list goes on. We remind people of the better days ahead, the stability that we can help provide, and the bigger picture. We remind people of the things they cannot see or touch currently, we remind of past victories, and past growth. We remind people of the need for more growth, more character, and more heart. We remind of logistics: dates, times, and locations. We keep these reminders on the repeat.
But perhaps the greatest reminder we could provide, is the fact that they wear royal blue. The don’t just wear any blue, but royal blue. Scripture hints at this same reminder in 1 Peter 2:7-9, saying: Yes, you who trust him recognize the honor God has given him. But for those who reject him, ’The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.’ And, ‘He is the stone that makes people stumble, the rock that makes them fall.’ They stumble because they do not obey God’s word, and so they meet the fate that was planned for them. But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.”
In verse 8 & 9, you see the author saying, “but you are not like that” - you wear royal blue. There is royalty in your blood because of Christ. This type of reminder centers people so that they can be reminded of everything else that follows, when it comes to following. As leaders, we must pick the most important reminders before the most pressing ones. And as you remind others, you will realize that the “they” becomes a “we”. We all follow Christ, and we wear royal blue. Ultimately, the identity of royalty becomes the mission of “we”.
Fellow leader, as you begin your day, lead by reminding others: “you are not like that, you wear royal blue,” because of Christ.