Hello. My name is…

Hello. My name is… Remember those stick-on name tags everybody got at conferences or seminars? Some people wrote in their name nice and neat, others in a quick scrawl I could never read. And then there was that awkward moment when I would have to stare at somebody’s chest to try and figure out what their name was!

I love the song in my head this morning, because I don’t have to guess!!! God writes it clear and plain in big bold letters… Written in red!

Hello, my name is child of the one true King
I’ve been saved, I’ve been changed, I have been set free
“Amazing Grace” is the song I sing
Hello, my name is child of the one true King

Matthew West must have written this song for me. I like to think I know myself pretty well, but sometimes I’m not so sure. This song starts out with words that cut to the heart of how I feel sometimes…

Hello, my name is regret
I’m pretty sure we have met
Every single day of your life
I’m the whisper inside
That won’t let you forget

Hello, my name is defeat
I know you recognize me
Just when you think you can win
I’ll drag you right back down again
‘Til you’ve lost all belief

Regret. Defeat. Insecurity. Countless thoughts and emotions that can drag me down and make me feel like there’s no point in what I’m doing… If I let them. See, that’s the thing… They must have my permission to have any impact on me at all. Do I believe the lies they’re telling me, the negativity they’re spreading?

The short bridge in Matthew’s song says

Oh, these are the voices, oh, these are the lies, and I have believed them for the very last time!

“I am no longer defined
By all the wreckage behind
The one who makes all things new
Has proven it’s true
Just take a look at my life”

I am so thankful we get to pick!!! We get a say in what we will believe, who we will allow to speak into our lives!! The book of 1 John says, “what love the Father has lavished upon us, that we should be called His children.”

Hello. My name is Child of the One True King.

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