I have had several nicknames over the years – some I liked and others I didn’t like. Nicknames are names given informally that are sometimes humorous and often given by a friend or co-worker. One of my favorite nicknames was given to me by a group of college students while we were on a mission trip to Mexico. I was notorious for adding an “o” to most all of my words and then adding volume when trying to communicate with the Mexican people. It was quite funny and I received the nickname: “Dwayne’o”.
The Lord gave a nickname to a guy named Joshua because of the work he was about to do. Check this out…
12 Tell him this is what the Lord Almighty says: “Here is the man whose name is the Branch, and he will branch out from his place and build the temple of the Lord. 13 It is he who will build the temple of the Lord, and he will be clothed with majesty and will sit and rule on his throne. And he will be a priest on his throne. And there will be harmony between the two.” (Zechariah 6:12-13 NIV)
I wonder what nickname the Lord would give me today based on my life and the condition of my heart devoted to Him. He knows me like no one else. I want to walk with Him closer every day and He can name me whatever he wishes. For now, I want to be faithful, obedient & honorable. I want wear His Name – CHRISTian. I want the fruit of my life to exhibit that my heart is devoted to Him. Nicknames don’t really bother me one way or the other.