I truly believed that if a person understands who they are it will help them accomplish more in life.
Today the world is full of labels. To often a person is defined by the label they wear whether giving to them of they chose the label themselves.
This label could allow people to know what type a person you are. This label could be given to you by something you did whether good of bad.
A name is a type of label which a person have to wear all their lives ( in most cases ).
The name that is given a person should reflect what you hope that person would be in life.
My parents whether they knew it or not gave me a good name, Maso Melvin.
Maso is Italian which means twin. Maso is a short form of the name Tomaso which in Aramaic Thomas, in Hebrew Thomas means twin.
Twin have different meaning, two of the meanings are a pair and couple. I might as well add these also, counterpart and match as to be match with.
Melvin means chief or leader, and strong friend.
Turnage means Thor.
Thor is a mythology god of thunder, god of strength and god of war.
When I was a teenager I went to apply for a job and got it. I couldn’t start work because I didn’t have a social security number.
I had to go to the courthouse to get a birth certificate to take to the social security office.
At the courthouse I had problem getting a birth certificate because of the spelling of my mother first name was unsure.
The way my mother spelled it was not on record the way they they had it on record.
They found a Maco with the spelling of her first name and they told me that they could make the correction in the name but it will take two weeks. Because of the job I had waiting for me I told the lady give me the name Maco because I needed the job now that was waiting for me.
I got the job but after about a week and a half I lost the job because I got sick.
The name Maco means manual, God with us.
When I did a study of my name I understood in a better light of my relationship with God.
As Thomas I was the doubting Thomas mention in the bible who didn’t believed when he was told of the rising Saver.
The name I took as Maco I believe was no accident. Until I was thirty seven I hated the name of God and Jesus.
I didn’t believed that there was a God. As manual God was letting me know that he believed in me when I didn’t believed in him.
As Melvin God had purpose for me to be a leader, to be chief among men.
After I became saved God showed me along with other things that I will be a pastor.
God is my strong friend and you can’t find none better.
The name Thor I will use it’s characteristic to speak about the only true living God.
The God of thunder, when God speaks the whole earth shakes as with a mighty thunder.
The God of strength, in my time of weakness I put on the strength of God.
The God of war, in the mist of battle I win as long as I don’t fight using my own strength. I tell God that this is your fight and all I have to do is to fight the good fight of faith and he will send forth his waring spirit.
Again, a name and what we are label with is very important.