When Your Name Sounds Religious

When Your Name Sounds Religious

When Your Name Sounds Religious

Release your identity into God’s hands.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! —2 Corinthians 5:17

Sister Eleanor handed out the graded tests. As she slapped the Scantron on my desk I heard the words, “Christ Abraham, 100%. Well done.” My entire class laughed.

Quickly I replied, “No pressure with that name!” And I reaffirmed my commitment to excel in high school.

This memory lingers each time I hear my name. When the nun used Scantron forms to grade tests, my full name did not fit into the allowed spaces. The computer printout shortened my name to Christ.

When your name sounds religious, do you embrace your identity?

Identity labels are slapped on us by schoolteachers, coworkers, and family members. Social media mocks the name, Karen. Devastating storms hover over the names of Katrina and Sandy. How we behave, or how people perceive us, attracts identity labels like barnacles to a ship.

Our point of transformation begins when we release our identity into God’s hands. We release the identity of a spoiled child, rebellious teenager, sexy bride, helicopter mom, cancer survivor, or Alzheimer’s wife. Because Jesus sees the heart inside.

Living For Today

I am living for today when I release the identities of the world and put on the character of Christ.

Bible Study Quote

True Christian virtues are not something we can slap on ourselves like cutout clothes for paper dolls.Kelly MinterThe Fitting Room Bible Study

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