By: Kwaku Peprah Adjei

Theme: Define it

Text: Genesis 17:5

 No longer will you be called Abram[b]; your name will be Abraham,[c] for I have made you a father of many nations.


Last week we ended by stating that things really are what they are called. They are what they are because of what they were/are named. We have learnt so far that God was the first to name things. Whatever He named came into being. We also learnt that names represent our identity not because it serves as a convenient way to distinguish us from others, but because it defines us.  Let me take this discussion to another level.

A change of identity needs a change of identification. When God, in the fullness of time, was bringing into fulfilment his promise to Abram, He called him Abraham to signify the new position he was being shifted to. His wife Sarah, also received a change of name. Their new dimension needed a new way of identification. Their names reflected who they were going to be. If you want to change who you are, you need to change the way people identify you.

To change the situation around you, you need to give it a new identification. Forget about the hypocrisy and the guilt game. You are only changing your situation prophetically. Think about this scripture as we delve deeper tomorrow: “Beat your ploughshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weakling say, “I am strong!”” (Joel 3:10). The situation becomes what you say it should be and not just what you wish it was.

StandOut Ministry International.

Published by Kwaku P. Adjei

A writer whose aim is to raise leaders by touching their spirits with the truth to transform their souls.

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