I once heard a saying, “the worst sting is by the use to be.” Friends or family members may seek to define you by your pre-Christ days. They associate you with the flaws from your past or activities in which you use to participate. People may even attempt to characterize you by the mistakes you made post-Christ, but guess what name you should answer to? You guessed it. New Creation.
2 Corinthians 5:17 states, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” Christ makes all things new in our lives. The past no longer defines us. Old habits, ways of being, or failures are not our names. We are new creatures who are constantly renewed!
Have you ever felt inferior, sub-par, or mediocre? Does your mind or others try to give you the name deficient? God says quite the opposite, beloved. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
We are each one-of-a-kind works of art that have been meticulously crafted with great power, pride, and purpose by the Master Artist. We are fearfully and wonderfully made, as Psalm 139:14 states. So, the next time those thoughts of the less than mentality try to creep in, remind those thoughts that your name is Masterpiece.
Matthew 5:14 states, “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” It is time to rise and shine, child of God. In a world full of so much darkness, God did not just say that you have a light; He said you are the light. When you open your mouth, light should come out. When you enter a room, the entire atmosphere should grow brighter because of your presence.
Despite the darkness, just as Jesus is called the light of the world, God created us to illuminate the world with His love in exchange for hate, peace, in exchange for chaos, and forgiveness in exchange for grudges. Your name is Light.
10. Chosen, Royal, Holy, and Special
1 Peter 2:9 states, “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” This passage is loaded with powerful and purposeful names Christians can and should answer to. In times you feel like no one has chosen you, know that God does.
When you feel like an average person, recognize that God calls you royalty and unique. Place your chin up, shoulders back, and walk through this life with dignity and holy pride, son or daughter of the King of Kings. When you feel flawed or unrighteous, remember that God calls you holy.
Lastly, when the world gives you the name insignificant or worthless, our heavenly Father calls you His special possession. God sees your immeasurable value and immense worth.
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