Chosen and set apart

Read 1 Peter 2:9 (https://bit.ly/3dGBcdY)

God desires for us to be holy and set apart. It was always His plan for us to be part of His royal family- a royal priesthood. This is why He commands that we keep His commandments, statutes and His ways.

When the world looks at us, they should not see themselves as if looking into a mirror but they should be seeing a reflection of our Creator.

We are the only walking Bible some people will see.
Are you reflecting Christ back to others or are you reflecting another version of the world?



You are God’s mouthpiece

Read Exodus 4:10-12 (https://bit.ly/2ZMTEcC)

Moses stuttered. When he spoke, it’s likely that people didn’t take him seriously. So, it’s understandable for him to doubt his ability to address the pharaoh. But God saw Moses fit to be the messenger and spokesperson of His people.

You see God doesn’t look at perfection because there are no perfect humans. He looks at our hearts. What Moses lacked in speech, he made up for in obedience to God and a heart to free the Israelites.

God chose Moses as His anointed mouthpiece and messenger, a man who stuttered.
What more can He do with you?



You got mail.

So, when you decided to follow Jesus, God the Father placed something special in the inbox of your Spirit. Any idea what it is?

“Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good” (1 Corinthians 12:7 – https://bit.ly/36qaQZ2).

When you started following Jesus, you received a spiritual gift. This is not like an ability or talent. It is a gift of the Holy Spirit given specifically for you to use in building up the body of Christ.

God has given you a special place in His body, the church.
Know what it is yet?



Different for a reason.

You are surrounded by opinions of what is beautiful, what is cool, what is trending and what success and achievement look like. It’s easy to want to fit in to these opinions and lose some of who you are along the way. You can spend a lot of time, money and emotional energy in trying to be like others.

Psalm 139:16 (https://bit.ly/3cyPnRw) should be your daily mantra for it says, “you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”

You were created different for a reason. Don’t miss out on the reason/s because you don’t like the difference.