Perhaps our new name will not be immediately understood nor last forever. Perhaps it will be ours for a season of our lives, and change again. We undergo many renewals during one lifetime, don’t we; with the graces we receive from God, He makes us capable of growing and thriving. He gives us a new name which our heart may only recognize as a different sort of energy, a new goal, a different vision (whether clear or sketchy), an impetus towards a particular way of being or a definitive mission.
By what name is God calling you now? Who is He urging you to be at this point in your life, for His greater glory, for the growth of your own holiness and in service to your brothers and sisters? Are the lines of communication full of static or fuzzy right now? This too shall pass. If we are determined to stay in His Light, Jesus has got us covered. We are part of His flock, and His sheep recognize His voice.