Hello My Name Is
I’m pretty sure we have met
Every single day of your life
I’m the whisper inside
That won’t let you forget
I know you recognize me
Just when you think you can win
I’ll drag you right back down again
‘Til you’ve lost all belief
- “Jacob”, named by his parents, means “liar”. “Israel”, named by God, means “He contends with God”, a testament to Jacob’s wrestling match with Him.
- “Simon”, named by his parents, roughly translates into “He has heard of my suffering”. “Peter”, named by God, became the rock of the early Christian church.
- And then there’s Jabez, who is mentioned in only two lines of scripture, 1 Chronicles 4:9-11. His name means, “I bore him in pain”. He prayed to God, and while he didn’t get an awesome name change, he was granted blessings that contradicted how his own family felt about him.
As you can tell from these examples, how people feel about us isn’t nearly as important as how God feels about us. They call you a “mistake”, He calls you “wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). They call you “failure”, He calls you “redeemed” (Ephesians 1:7). They call you “trash”, He calls you “treasured” (John 3:16,17). They call you “guilty”, He calls you “forgiven” (Colossians 1:21,22). We’re all human, and we have a limited view. We bring up others’ pasts or negative traits to make ourselves look or feel better, whereas Jeremiah 29:11 says that God wants “to give you a future”, not a past, so quit living in the past that people keep you in, and step into the future that He’s preparing for you!
People’s feelings toward you will change, but God’s love for you will not.
“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” -Romans 3:38.39
I’ve been saved, I’ve been changed, and I have been set free
“Amazing Grace” is the song I sing
Hello, my name is child of the one true King