I know it’s weird, but I like to give the people in my life completely NEW names. (I guess I’m quirky that way!)
When Morgan Jennings married my son, we already had a Pastor Morgan at work, and Ashtyn had a friend by the same name. I started calling her “MJ”. Well, “MJ” turned into “Emma JB”. “Emma JB” was too long. So now, I just call her “Emma”.
Ashtyn has always called her brother, “Bubba”. So now, I just call Austin, “Bubs”. Ashtyn’s name is, actually, Ashtyn Nicole…but that sounds too much like mine. That would be confusing. So, I just call her “Coco”. (Go figure!)
So, if we’re out in public and I need to get their attention, I can yell, “EMMA! COCO! BUBS!” and all three of my kids will respond.
Your mouth (that thing right under your nose) is a powerful VERBAL LABEL MAKER. Whenever you speak, you’re creating new labels, wherever you go.
Likewise, other people are always making and throwing labels at us…hoping they’ll STICK.
Your momma said you were just like your father! A teacher called you dumb! That coach swore you’d never amount to anything!
You might not think those labels could EVER come off! Labels will determine your trajectory in life. Wrong labels will lead to the wrong trajectory.
Labels can LIMIT you! Release those old labels and LET GOD NAME YOU!
You are loved, redeemed, forgiven, peaceful, joyful, friend, overcomer, salt and light, and child of the Most High!
You are called to greatness! BELIEVE in the names that God calls you and stop cursing what He has BLESSED!
Do you have some old labels that you need to peel off and get rid of, once and for all? Will you take them off? Let’s hear it!