In the 2010 Oscar-winning historical film “The King’s Speech,” King George VI (Colin Firth) reluctantly takes the position of the throne and must overcome his stammer in order to speak with authority and eloquence expected of a king. He hires Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), an Australian speech therapist to assist him with his problem.
This movie blew me away and how it paralleled what we in the Body of Christ must go through in order to assume our rightful position as kings in the earth. Revelation 1:6 says, “we are kings and priest unto our God,” that means we stand in the position of king, the power of king and the authority of king.
In this story, King George VI had to speak on occasion as his father was dying. His brother was off doing his own thing and didn’t want any part of the royal responsibilities. King George VI would clam up with fear and anxiety every time he went to the microphone to speak.
After much failure with other speech therapist; his wife finds Lionel to help him. Lionel was different, a little unusual; but effective. King George found himself trying to tell the therapist what to do and he fought him on many occasions. Isn’t that what we do with God; or the man/woman of God that is given to us to assist us in our destinies? King George wanted the mechanics from Lionel; meaning he wanted to do exercises that would help him with stuttering but he didn’t want to get personal which would deal with the real issue behind his stuttering that Lionel had spotted.
King George was angry and held a lot of fears, resentment and hurt and bitterness on the inside of him; due to his father disappointment and the things he experienced growing up. So now that King George VI is an adult, the demons of his childhood are now trying to rob him of his rightful position as king.
After King George’s father dies; he found himself opening up to Lionel and allowing the things that he had buried on the inside of him to finally be released. This too is what we must do as believers in order to walk in the fullness of what God has called us to.
God is raising up leaders who have His heart for his people and His counsel that will bring the believer into a place of wholeness so they can walk in Kingdom Assignment. We too must face the demons of our past and our childhood that is trying to rob us of our present. It wasn’t until King George VI trusted Lionel, his therapist, with those deep dark secrets, that King George could finally start walking out of his past.
We must learn from this very profound story of one man’s life of how he overcame the demons of his childhood in order to walk in the full authority of what was handed to him. As believers, we stand in the position of king, the authority of king and the power of king; but until we too face the demons of our past, they will rob us of fulfilling Kingdom Assignment.
Trust the man/women that God has placed before you to assist you in overcoming your past; that you might walk in the fullness that God has for you. You can’t do it on your own; that is why God puts people in your path.