"God gave you a new name and you will grow into it." - pg. 24 of Altar Ego.
I read the words and pray,
Lord, what's the new name You've given me?
Simple, but so very profound.
If people only knew how I always long for a group to fit into. How I always seek approval from someone.
Classic people pleaser.
He says, "Mine."
When I'm a broken mess, He says, "You are mine."
When I'm a fatherless child, He says, "Mine."
When I'm overweight and struggling with food, He says, "You are MINE."
When my doubts are creeping in, He says, "Child, you are Mine."
When I feel like there's nowhere I belong, He says, "You belong to Me."
There's a period at the end. It's not a question mark or a comma. It's not an asterisk as if there's more to it than that. It's a period.
No matter where I am or where my heart is struggling, my new name remains - His.
What new name has the Lord given you? Feel free to leave yours in a comment below!