Change Your Name
REVELATION 2:17 NIV17 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to thechurches. To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hiddenmanna. I will also give him a white stone with a new namewritten on it, known only to him who receives it.
Jesus changed Simon’s name to Peter, which means a rock.
God changed Abram’s name to Abraham, which means father of amultitude. Jacob’s name was changed to Israel.
God’s messenger called Gideon a “mighty man of valor” when hesaw himself as a fearful loser.
2 CORINTHIANS 5:17 NIV17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; theold has gone, the new has come!
As a Christian believer, you are a new creation in Christ, andyou are no longer a loser.
So quit calling yourself a loser — or any negative name. Nowthat you are in Christ, those negative names do not fit. Acceptthe new name God gave you: “Winner.” (This is what overcomermeans!)
1 JOHN 5:4 NIV4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is thevictory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
Is it that easy? It involves more than just calling yourself anew name, but if you fail to change the way you talk aboutyourself, and the way you think about yourself, you willcontinue in the same old patterns of defeat.
You must begin to see yourself as God sees you, to see yourselfas you can become.
Consider calling yourself some of the following names whichreflect what the New Testament reveals about your new identityin Christ.
Forgiven, Forgiver, Child Of God, Bold, Confident, Patient, Kind, Strong, Righteous, Rich, Healthy, Blessed, Joyful.