SET APART FOR A PURPOSE

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians ( 2:10).

Setting something apart simply means separating it and reserving it for a specific purpose. Several people in the Bible were set apart for certain reasons at specific times. Joseph is a wonderful example. He was set apart by God for a specific purpose. He had been chosen by God to be Egypt’s Pharaoh. As a result of his strong purpose, he was separated from his brothers. There are other people in the bible who God set them apart. 

We’ll be focusing on Mary, Jesus’ mother, during this season. God had given her a specific mission to do. Mary was from Galilee, a village in Nazareth. When Angel Gabriel told her she would conceive by the Holy Spirit and give birth to Jesus, the Son of the Highest, Mary was shocked. She was taken aback because she was still a virgin and had not yet married Joseph. The prophecy was acknowledged by her, (Luke 1: 23 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.).

Mary was chosen to be the vessel through which the Highest Jesus’ son would be born. God didn’t go looking for queens and princesses in the palace; instead, he went to the village and chose the most unlikely people for this assignment.  Despite Joseph’s occupation as a carpenter, God had a purpose for him and his wife, which was fulfilled at God’s appointed time.

God has also favored you and has set you apart for a certain purpose and duty on this earth, just as Mary was. No matter where you are in life, if God has determined that you are the right man or woman for the task, nothing will be able to keep his favor from reaching you. Every time God sets you apart, the mission is so tremendous that you could be the next great narrative people hear or read about, even if you don’t realize it. All you have to do now is trust Him and rely on His promises.

(Sometimes it’s hard to see God working in the middle of your story. You want to trust His heart but you can’t seem to trace His hand. Here’s a reminder that He’s not done. What may seem like God’s inactivity is never His inability. He is able) 

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