Welcome to my next write-up.
This is me assuming your read the first of this two-part write-up.
So in my last writeup, I mentioned my encounter with a Mallam and his response to a name I had called him without even knowing what it meant. (Read up on identity)
So what exactly is a name? I know we have heard a lot about names but then have we identified with them?
Why is it that in meeting new people, the first question usually is what is your name?
There is something powerful about a name.
Just imagine walking down the street and someone whistles at you, would you respond?
No, you would say that is how dogs are called. (Even dogs have names when they belong to someone and are identified with that person)
The only person who whistles at you or calls you what you are not is a STRANGER.
The appropriate thing would be either to call your name or walk up to you and ask what your name is so that I can affirm that when next we meet.
When Jesus was baptized, the heavens opened and a dove rested on Him and the next thing that happened was heaven affirming Jesus's status as God's son.
There is something powerful about a name, it speaks to the core of who you are as an individual and also whose you are.
That is why my name is Mary Ajagbe, I come from the Ajagbe clan and my name speaks to who I belong to and where I come from. Now this name is just for my earthly biodata: Heaven calls me Princess, beloved, Accepted, God's Battle Axe and so much more
Even the enemy of your faith has a name, he is known by his deeds also.
People would also identify you with your deeds, oh just look at Lola, she is such a kind soul, and on and on it would go.
So my question to you is what is your name? What does God call you?
Your name is so powerful that it also speaks to how you get to engage earth or heaven and also how you engage life and the lemons it throws at you.
My charge to you today is to GET TO KNOW YOUR NAME.
A lot of the answers you are searching for lies in knowing who you are and whose you are.
Take a moment or a time out and ask what am I called, what am I known as?
This way when the enemy of your faith comes and spews lies at you calling you what you are not, you would be able to respond appropriately.