In 2006, a New York City judge allowed José Luis Espinal to legally change his name to Jesus Christ. Following the decision, Espinal said he was “happy” and “grateful” that the judge approved the change. He also said that he was moved to seek the name change about a year prior to the decision, when it dawned on him that, “I am the person that is that name.”

We’re all a little like José—we’re just more subtle. We grab at the title of “Lord” every time we reclaim the management of our lives.

I have no trouble submitting to the Lord when He asks me to do things I do want to do. It’s a lot tougher to do things I don’t want to do because He wants me to do them. Of course, that is the test of submission.

Joshua met the “Commander of the army of the Lord.” He asked Him if He was for them or for their adversaries. The Commander simply replied, “No.” Joshua proceeded to take of His shoes and worship. Then He said, “What does my Lord say to His servant?” I suppose that is true submission; serving Him, worshipping Him and making Him Lord of your life.

Sorry José Luis Espinal.