Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.
What do you say to yourself about yourself?
Do you feel about yourself as our God of grace does?
Do yourself the way He created you, or the way the world shaped you?
There is a revolutionary change that God wants for you - for you to finally accept a new name that He bestows.
A new identity. A new life.
All in Him.
You don't have to carry around the labels you have been given.
You don't have to become the accusations that have been thrown.
You don't have to live the story that the world writes for you.
You don't have to settle for the name badge plastered on you.
You are more.
What are you basing your identity on? Your pain? Your badness? Your goodness?
You want to base your identity on God's love, forgiveness, and grace to you by embracing the miracle that He can make you so much more than the world could ever even attempt!
You are not of this world, and you should never have to settle for who, what, or where they drop you.
So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
2 Corinthians 5:16-19
Read that again for me.
One more time.
Do you believe it yet?
Read it again.
You will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will breathe into your very soul.
You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord's hand.
You will be a delight in the grey of the world.
You are not who you used to be.
You are not the mistakes you made.
You are not the shadows that lurk behind you.
You are not the fears that build under your eyes.
You are not the doubts that keep you up at night.
You are not the labels that the world has given you.
A message of rendition awaits.
It's time to accept it.
You Are Not Who You Used To Be // Revelations 2 on KatherineHere.com
Jesus promises the overcomers entrance to an eternal celebration of victory in Heaven.
But first, first you must accept what He has for you.
You must let Him overcome every single piece of you and your life.
You must put on that crown, you must own that new name, you must take what awaits in His hands for you.
You can do it.
Because whatever we know of Christ, however rich the treasures we enjoy of Him today, whatever knowledge or insight into the unsearchable depths of His wisdom, knowledge, and ways we are graciously handed, all of this is a microscopic drop in the vast ocean of a spiritually revelation and rendition yet to come!
Can you imagine?
What depths of wonder and life awaits us when we accept our new name.
What beauty and treasure awaits us when we chose to celebrate eternity at His side.
And it all starts when you accept the challenge of living by a new name - your God-given name.
Find your new name.
You don't have to be who you don't like.
You don't have to accept what you don't want.
You don't have to look at yourself the same way the world does.
You don't have to dull your shine to fit in.
You don't have to settle just to fit the mold.
You deserve the name of the Lord.
You deserve the everlasting celebration.
You deserve it.
Please accept it - because to be called by this new name is to be preserved for fellowship and intimacy with our Lord that no one can touch or change.