Sanctified and Special

Follow the Holy Spirit’s leading to accomplish your God-given purpose.

2 Timothy 2:20-22

Do you feel special, or does a sense of insignificance hang over you like a cloud? The good news is that every believer is special in the Lord’s eyes, and He’s set you apart for Himself. Since you now belong to Him, you’re not here on this earth to live as you please. You exist to bring glory and honor to Him by becoming more and more like His Son in your character, conduct, and conversation. It’s not a matter of following a list of rules, but of Christ living His life through you.

The Bible calls this sanctification. It’s the process whereby the Lord continually transforms us through the power of His indwelling Holy Spirit. It’s not that we’ll become sinless, but the more we fill our minds with His Word and yield to the Spirit’s leadership, the more victorious we’ll be over sin. As our old attitudes and habits are replaced with godly ones, we’ll become useful servants in the household of God.

Being special to the Lord has nothing to do with what kind of work you do or how intelligent or successful you are. Rather, it’s based on whose you are.