So everyone is born with a name.( I mean everyone I know has a name, please enlighten me if you know of anyone without one!) My name is Lakeyia. For some reason growing up I used to dislike MY name. I felt it wasn’t normal, I mean why couldn’t my mother name me Lilly or Emma? Those are cool names. They sound so elegant and graceful. A name fitted for a queen or princess. I could have gotten used to “Hello Lilly!” How are you today Emma?” I imagine myself walking gracefully in a room where people couldn’t help but noticed me, simply due to my name. Well life did not turn out that way. Instead I was named Lakeyia. A name that was usually hard to pronouce in class and usually came out as LA -KEE – TAH or LA – KAY- AH instead of the right way which is LA -KEY- YAH.
So by now I guess you are wondering what is the big deal with me and names? Well I will enlighten you. Jesus was named Jesus for reason. Jesus name means “God Saves” in Hebrew. Jesus is our Savoir and ruler over Heaven and Earth. His name has a purpose that is lined up with the purpose he was created for.
I did some research on my name. In Arabic it means “Hidden Precious Thing” and it is spelled “Lakia”. My name is so very true of my personality and my journey. God hides me from the majority of the dangers and trappings of this Earth. I am Precious in His sight.
His Word says in Psalms 139: 1-5 “O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD. You hem me in–behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.”
If God know what thoughts I was going to have even before they were created in my mind then surely he knew the importance of my name! He placed it in my mother’s heart to name me “Lakeyia”. I wasn’t meant to be a Lilly or Emma. Like a butterfly I am meant to be hidden yet precious and beautiful. Like a Diamond I am hidden and brought with a high price. We as people all have a purpose and our name has a meaning. Some of us may have the same name but it means something different in reality to our lives. Be gratefully of who you are and what you were created to be. Remember, You are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made.
Welcome to the Journey of a Hidden Precious Butterfly…