“The Lord God formed out of the ground every living animal of the field and every bird of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them, and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name” (Gen. 2:19, NET).
From the very beginning of time, God put into our hands the power of naming. “Whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.” The same is true today. You have the power to put a name on your reality. Whatever you call it, that will be its name. That will be its identity. Every day, we are faced with opportunities to name people and situations. The names that we choose have an impact beyond what we often comprehend.
For example, if a bill comes in the mail that you don’t have money in your bank account to cover, what are you going to name that situation? “Impossible”? “Hopeless”? “The Hole I Will Never Crawl out of?” What if you instead name it, “Provision about to Manifest”? “One More Testimony in the Works, of Daddy’s Faithfulness”? “The Newest Opportunity in My Life for Jehovah Jireh to Show off His Goodness to Me”?
Think about it. You were made in the image of the One who spoke, and it came to be. He put life and death in the creative power of your tongue too. What words will you choose to frame the situation you are facing?
Whatever you call it, that will be its name.