Before I was even born my parents chose my name to be Lauren Claire. They like Lauren because of a pretty and gracious sorority sister that my mom had… And Claire because it went with my last name (Lauren Claire Culwell).
They were so thrilled that I was going to be there little baby. I was in the hospital for 2 months before they could come take me home. My mom thought.. “Hmmm Lauren and Claire are not family names, or biblical names… Maybe we should choose something different…. But when they looked at the meaning of my name they saw that it mean Victorious One. Since I had already come such a long way they thought it was perfect…..
Little did they know.. How victorious I had already been. …..I had survived an abortion TWICE!!!!
I was also victorious in the hospital…I fought for 2 months and got healthy enough to be released to go home with my new mommy and daddy!!! Then I was victorious with my casts on my feet which turned my club feet into normal feet!!! After that I wore a harness for my dislocated hips and I was in traction for 2 weeks before they put my hips into place!!!! It doesnt stop there… I wore a body cast for 4 months. ..even learned to crawl with my cast, FINALLY learned to walk at 2 years old. Who knew that I would even be able to walk with all the problems I have already had!?! How VICTORIOUS!!!!
God has graciously allowed me to be victorious since birth…..MAINLY with my health (although there has been MANY setbacks from birth and i still have issues today and still will tomorrow…), I have been victorious because I am alive!!! Not only am I alive, but I can WALK!!! How victrious is that!!!!
Most importantly, I have been victorious because JESUS is the true VICTORIOUS ONE and he CHOSE me as his Child and for me to be Victorious with him!!! Are you Victorious with Jesus?