The Chosen Blog
We are His special possession!
This means that we are Saved, Consecrated, and Reserved for His use! This is why we must not misuse, misapply, ignore, or neglect His calling on our lives and what it requires.
Because God has called us to be His Special, Set Apart, Holy, and Useable people!
We are not special in and of ourselves. However, since we are walking after Christ we are supposed to stand out... to be different... to be a beacon of light in the ever increasing darkness that is our world.
Salvation was first for the Jews, then we see the Samaritans join the church in Acts chapter 8, and then the gentiles in Acts 10. Cornelius was a Gentile that served God. As much as he feared God, and prayed, he still needed to obey Acts 2:38. He was a Gentile who loved the God of Israel. He had a relationship with God but he wasn’t saved. Peter said, “I see very clearly that God shows no favoritism. In every nation, he accepts those who fear him and do what is right. “ Acts 10:34-35
I remember one of my mentors and I speaking casually about businesses and branding, and he called out a well known entrepreneur’s name. He said if he could ask him one question it would be, “Do you feel that you blew up too fast?” Then he explained why he would ask it. It was because although the well known entrepreneur was currently successful in other endeavors, the brand that made him famous was now a flop; and even through his attempts to rebrand, there was still no success.
“Grow gracefully,” because anything that blows up too fast is more than likely an infection. We love God, He loves us, but most of the time it’s still a process. Consistent hard work gets results and nothing happens overnight. You must visualize, set goals, plan a course of action to reach said goals, and smash them. Too often we are quick to share the wins, but no one ever really talks about how the losses make them feel. Well, I want to change that with a bit of transparency...