Ecclesiastes 7:1a (NIV)
A good name is better than fine perfume,…
As women we have mastered the art of “covering up”. We cover our heads with hats and weave. We cover our bodies in the latest trends. We cover our hearts to keep it from getting hurt. We cover our faces in various cosmetic products. We cover up holes with patches. You name it and we can find a way to cover it up. One thing we cannot cover up is our name or reputation. We may get by for a while but sooner or later the truth will come out. Having a good name is far better than all the finest clothes you can buy. Your name or reputation is what people associate you with. Your possessions will soon fade away but your name will always be known. Your children will be known by your name. Family and friends will be known by your name. Ask yourself “What am I known for?” If you don’t like the answer then choose today to start making a change. The power is in your hands now what are you going to do with it?
Father, I recognize that a good name is better than fine perfume. Help me to first honor your name and then mine will soon follow. I want my reputation to touch lives in a positive way. I no longer want to cover up but I want to walk in truth and respect. I want to have integrity. I want to have a good name. Holy Spirit please begin to do a new work in me right now. I know that this makeover may not be easy but I’m willing to make an honest effort and put in the work. I thank you for my transformation has already begun. In Jesus name, amen!