Acts 11:26

I was in the sixth grade on a field trip with my school. A few of us went to a booth to have someone tell us what the meaning of our names were.

Mine? Sofa. Couch. Cushion.

Are you kidding me?!?!

Whose name means couch? I was so embarrassed. I was mortified really. At age 12 that’s the stuff nightmares are made of.

(Since then I just tell people that my name means soft hearted. 😉)

Thankfully the meaning of my given name doesn’t have any influence on me.

But I do carry a name that should dictate my every move.


That name identifies me as a follower of Christ. But do I live up to its meaning? Can people watch what I do, listen to what I say and peg me for a Christian?

How about you? Will people scoff when you refer to yourself as a Christian? Or will they agree?

As followers of Christ we are representing a mighty God, an amazing savior. We need to be conscience of the fact that our name just doesn’t sound pretty but that it actually means something. We shouldn’t take that lightly.

If you’re referring to yourself as a Christian then I ask you to live like He did. Make choices that reflect His word. Handle situations as He would. And if you’re clueless as to how Jesus would respond to something pray. Get in the word. He’ll guide you. He wants nothing more than for you to follow after Him.