Hope you are good? I wanna share this with you.
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9
God has chosen us even before the beginning of this world to be his priests, holy nation, His special possession… Why? That we may declare the praises of him! He called us out of nothing into the source of all things! What a loving father we have! He has set us apart for himself.
Being set apart implies that God has His hand on you for a specific purpose. He’ll use other people to get you on track, in addition to dreams, visions, and that “still small voice” of God.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11
We may not be in what we define as ministry, we may be secular workers but are marked by God to minister in the day to day living. Because He has set us apart, we are already walking into our destinies. Sometimes, our believe and faith in God makes us feel different from others, and we are pressured to give in to the world reforms. We will feel a pull away from people and things that distract us. Even though we may feel as if we are put on a shelf and forgotten, we have been set apart for the call of God on our lives. At these times, God is molding us and making us what he wants us to be. IHe builds progressive character in us so that when it is time to go on the frontlines, He knows we will be ready. He will be able to trust us with what has been appointed for us to do. Jesus said,
“Come out from among them and be ye separate.” II Corinthians 6:17
We often find ourselves in diverse fields of life where our Christian life is questioned, where it seems hard to respect our values but it is in such situations that God expects us to stand for him alone even if it means loosing all we’ve worked for in years.
We have been transferred from darkness to light, we have been set apart! Isn’t that lovely? Therefore we can make a difference in that industry where we find ourselves! Many times, God plants passion for something in us… So that we can use it in winning back those who are in also in those field. As a writer, I have discovered that my success is based on who I have been able to influence using that special gift God has given me.
We are set apart from this more common way of viewing and living life and are given a different purpose, which is to serve God and become more like Jesus. With whatever we do, we can draw people to God. You could say that we are separated from worldliness and given new purpose in Jesus to be used by God. We are set apart from poverty to riches! We are set apart from failures to success… We are set apart from sickness to health… We are set apart from death to life.
Because you have been set apart for God’s beautiful purpose, you have only one option in life… To succeed. Yes! You are a success and this is my own way of saying “good morning to you” (Its morning in Nigeria).
I have a special gift from Worship Central UK for you. Be blessed.