Saturday, January 30, 2010

You ARE Your Name! + OR -

     We've all seen the commercial....the one where a particular religion tells us at the beginning of it that-'you are not your name'- Well, I beg to diffa! Here's why....

1.) When you were born your parents gave you a name, not a number, a code, or a stamp but a name.
The government gave you a number and your birth certificate has a stamp, you probably even have a code somewhere but not your parents, family, and friends, they began to call you by your name. It would be weird to call you 'Child #1' or 'Child #4'.

2.) Here's where people don't realize the full extent of the name calling thing. As you call a person by their name they become what you are calling them. If you don't believe me, look up what your name means and see if it does not somewhat describe you.

3.) Maybe you won't readily see the parallel but if you think about it just slightly you'll see. You have to understand that you are living out your name either in a positive way or a negative way. Here's an example....I know a person whose name is Alexandria which means 'defender of the people'. In her everyday life, she takes up for the underdog, or stands up for the ones with no voice. She didn't even know what her name meant but she was living it in a positive way. In the negative she could be living her name out as a bully or manipulative person, but because of her upbringing, she has chosen a better way. On the other side, I know someone whose name means 'honey bee' which should be providing sweetness and nourishment (the product of bees) to others but instead they sting, injure, and shock people with their words and their attitudes about life. Alex, without knowing what her name meant, had decided on a career as a lawyer. Which brings me to the next thing....

4.) What your name means is usually what you were put on earth to solve or the career you are to pursue or the part you play in your generation. You will have a passion for something that your name, because you have been called that for years and you have become it, will help you accomplish it. When 2 of my grandchildren were born they moved in with my husband and I. When talking to God about it one day I heard in my spirit...."help them become what their names mean". My granddaughter's name means 'outcry'. I thought, "how do I make that something positive"? I began to understand that she would be one to stand up and cry out for righteousness sake and declare, "Make way for the coming of the Lord" as she stood on the street corners of life. Today she is a voice that cries out for the unborn child and has been seriously chastised for her stance but she still cries out. My grandson's name means 'spirit warrior'. I have to teach him this so that he does not war with people but the enemy! I do this so he will not brawl with and blast others. As a little child every time we got a souvenir he wanted a sword, to the point where he had a couple of dozen of them. It never clicked with me until one day when I was cleaning his room and I had an epiphany.

5.) When you buy a product or go to a location, it has a name. It was named that because the inventor of the product or the developer of the location wanted it to be that name to you with all of the implications. Every animal has a name, every job has a name, everything has a name and it IS what it is called.When you were born, some parents might have looked up what your name meant. Some might not have, either way you have become what you were called. "But the angel said to him, 'fear not....your wife will bear you a son and you will call his name John....he will be great in the sight of the Lord....and many of the children of Israel will turn to the Lord their God'." "And the angel said to her, 'fear not, will conceive and bring forth a son and you will call His name Jesus....He will be great and will be called the Son of the Highest and the Lord God will give Him the throne of David'." So let me ask you....did they become their names? You bet your sweet bippy they did. It's my o but I believe God whispers into your parents hearts, your name, because He needs for you to become it. He needs you to be that for the time that you are living in.

6.) What makes you mad, what makes you cry, what makes you get up on your soapbox, what makes you blog is connected to what your name means!! + OR - your reputation is your name!! When someone says 'Hollywood' what is that reputation? 'Politicians' what is that reputation? 'Your name' what is that reputation?
If someone were to describe you in a sentence, they might describe your outward appearance, but usually it's your inside appearance.

     So, that is why I diffa with the commercial. You ARE your name....aren't you?

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