We have choices about how we live our lives. Some choices are easy, while others may be more difficult. When we stand up or go against the grain, we know we may face resistance. In all we do, we need to consider not only the short-term consequences, but also the long-term consequences. If we are going to take a stand and be set apart from others, is it worth it?
One way to check our motivations and our choices is to talk to God. We know that He is holy and that He is concerned for each of us. When we align our lives with His will, we may set ourselves apart from others. Whether we choose to follow Him as individuals or as a nation, we are His. As His own children, He will protect us and guide us, even if we are set apart. By following God, we can be assured that the long-term consequences will be eternal glory!
Follow God, be Holy for Him, and set yourself apart!
Thank You for guiding me and setting me apart. Help me to be true to Your will and to be holy in Your sight. Through Jesus I pray, amen.