Walk tall

In 2013, a book came out by Robert Galbraith called The Cuckoo’s Calling. It was a crime fiction novel.

The reviews were fantastic, but it didn’t sell very well—just 1500 print copies and a few thousand online.

But the Sunday Times learned that “Robert Galbraith” was a pseudonym—a pen name. The real author was none other than J.K. Rowling, the popular author of the Harry Potter series!

As soon as that information was released to the public, sales jumped by 156,866%! It zoomed to number 1.

The difference was a name, the record and reputation of the one holding the pen.

In Acts 11:26 we read, “The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.” Jesus’ followers were given a name: Christ-ian. It means “of Christ.” And as we know, names can, in some situations, carry a powerful weight.

Christ has “the name that is above every name” (Philippians 2:9). And if you’ve pledged your allegiance to Christ, it’s a name you can claim as your own—a name that has infinite value, dignity, worth and purpose.

You are “of Christ, and Christ is of God” (1 Corinthians 3:23). Because of that, no one can diminish your worth; no one can degrade your dignity; and no one can thwart your purpose.

Today, whatever you’re facing, walk tall.

By Matthew Ruttan

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