Chosen or Normal?

January 18, 2016 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

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Visiting the psych ward, a man asked how doctors decide to institutionalize a patient.

"Well," the director said, "we fill a bathtub, then offer a teaspoon, a teacup, and a bucket to the patient, and ask him to empty the tub."
"I get it," the visitor said. "A normal person would use the bucket because it's the biggest."
"No," the director said. "A normal person would pull the plug."

“But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do His work and speak out for Him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference He made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.” 1 Peter 2:9-10 MSG

I don't know if there is such a thing as a "normal Christian." We are chosen by God to be His people, to do His work. We are chosen to be holy, not "normal." Our need to be "normal" usually means to be accepted by the world, which is the opposite of being holy, or separated from the world and dedicated to God.

What does the chosen life look like? It looks like forgiving the unforgivable. It looks like loving the unlovable. It looks like unselfish service that requires no applause or recognition. It looks like grace, joy and love. It looks like Jesus. Are you willing to be used by God in His work? Watch for the opportunities.

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