The STORY behind the NAME !

Expecting mothers, are carefully considering names, and naming their babies. They are looking for names that would fit their babies, looking for unique ways, of naming their babies, because the names will stay, with the child, for the remainder of their lives.

I’ve always been fascinated with names, especially the one’s with deeper meanings.

I was named by ACCIDENT
YELENA, on accident

My story in a nutshell, and it goes something like this…

” THERE WERE TWO FRIENDS, ONE WAS NAMED TANYA, THE OTHER LENA, THE HUSBANDS NAMED THEIR DAUGHTERS, SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY WERE INSPIRED BY THEIR FRIENDSHIP. THEIR WIVES WERE PREGNANT, AT THE SAME TIME, SO THE BOYS, NAMED THEIR DAUGHTERS, AFTER THOSE FRIENDS. MY DAD’S FRIEND NAMED HIS, TANYA- A POPULAR RUSSIAN NAME, AND MY DAD WAS LEFT WITH YELENA, OR SHORT FOR LENA. APPARENTLY THEIR WIVES WERE COOL WITH IT.

But was it on ACCIDENT, or ON PURPOSE?

Years ago I find out my meaning – A torch carrier. I thought that was pretty cool, but I had no idea, the impact of the name would have such significance on me.

You are not named by accident, your name was picked out, to fit YOU.

So what does YELENA mean?

According to the sources, Yelena is a russian varient of the Greek name, Helena, which means ” light” or a “torch”.

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A light represents a source of energy, and the torch is meant to be carried, or light a way.

I always felt unique, I never felt the need to copy anyone else’s style, or personality, I was content with who I was. Though I was a bit weird, to others I didn’t quite fit in with other kids, I always stood out, never followed anyone. My mindset was too deep for words. I always saw life through different set of eyes. I spend time with older folks on the street, and was quite a butterfly when it came to socializing. SO I always knew I was different, just didn’t realize how different.
When I began my journey, something inside of me IGNITED. I knew there was more to life than bills, fun, and pleasure. I also knew I was a piece that fits some type of puzzle to some type of picture.

One evening, as I was sitting comfortably on my couch, reminiscent about my day. when I heard

“FIRESTARTER “

FIRESTARTER? The youth at my church goes by that name, what about it?

No, not the youth, you have always been a FIRESTARTER. Everyone you ever talk to, since you were a little girl, ignited with desire. You are the match, that lights up their FIRE, and ignites souls to catch on fire. You are the match, Firestarter that ignites desires to be on FIRE. Once the soul is ignited, it starts burning brighter. Go and light fires!    

I couldn’t quite understand it at a time, I had a lot of growing to do, I didn’t quite have ALL the pieces Yet, but I embraced my identity that day.

TODAY, I stepped into my personal Identity, and  I am igniting hearts daily, in person, and in CYBER space.

My mission is to IGNITE, as many as the Lord calls.

Do you know yours?

Simply ask, God who am I? WHAT am I here for? Then listen

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