I have a confession to make today. As I was growing up I didn’t like my name so much, since many people were called Grace especially in almost every class I attended in school.
It was the most common name during my time next to Mary. My classmates and teachers were forced to use both my first and surname to differentiate which Grace they meant. Worst was when the surname wasn’t any better either…Lol, those who schooled with me knows what I am talking about here.
I am wondering if you have ever disliked your name at some point like I did? Or have you have ever wished you should have been called Glory and not Grace, Jenny and not Jennifer, David and not Dennis, just for example?
Unfortunately, you and I were not given the chance to choose the names we would like to be called and carry it with us the rest of our life here on planet earth. Our parents did their best by picking the best names for us, we trust!
A few weeks ago, I was so much interested in knowing more about my name. It would be of much help probably, if I could have the chance to discuss it with my mum. But today my mum is a late mum and the answer I got from my dad was not all that satisfying. So, I ended up “bible-it” from the google. Amazingly, I was positively surprised to all the pretty nice meaning that I found out about the name Grace.
Did you ever think of checking what your name really means? Well, I don’t want you to be shocked after you find out the meaning of your name. Neither do I want you to start changing your name. It will cost you money, time and a lot of nagging paperwork especially if you are based in Europe like I do.
The beauty of everything is that God has a secret name for each one of us. Your new name will describe more of your character and your God given purpose. For example, God changed Sarai, meaning “argumentative” – to Sarah, meaning “princess”.
Today God want to change your name. You shall no longer be called Depressed, Alcoholic, Wounded, Looser, Outcast, Lonely, afraid, Ugly name it all! Your new name shall be Confidence, joyfulness Overcoming one, Conqueror, Winner, A friend of God, Woman/Man of great faith etcetera, etcetera. Wouldn’t you love it?
In the real life, we give each other nicknames based on our characters. I have also observed that the closer we are to people, the less we call them by their birth names. The intimate the relationship is, the sweeter the nickname sounds.
Names like Honey, Babe, Sweetheart, Angel, Darling, Dear, Papi, Wa-Mother, (hihihi), Schatz for the Germans, to an endless list.
And so, it is with God. Seek a deeper and closer relationship with Him. God is still in the business of changing people’s names like we can read it in the bible how He gave many people new names.
Today I love my name so much and I wouldn’t trade it for something else. However, God has given me a brand-new name. My secret name based on my God given purpose.
Have you discovered your purpose? Do you know what name God calls you? I am looking forward to hearing from you.
I love you