Set apart is to make something or someone different and special.
Growing up, I knew I was smart, athletic, quiet, kind, etc. but I also considered myself a loner and awkward. I was set apart for sure but not in the powerful sense of how God saw me. I didn’t see myself as being set apart. I could never fit in anywhere whether with the family, a group of people considered being urban (ghetto) or a higher social status (bourgeois). I didn’t seem to fit. I wasn’t a part of the in crowd or the out crowd. Over time, it became my goal to just disappear.
God places unique gifts within each of us before we are even conceived in our mother’s womb. Some recognize the gifts early on and some of us it takes longer.
But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. (1 Corinthians 1:27-29 NIV)
God only needs us to have a willing spirit to follow His will and leave the rest to Him. This topic for me was hard to write about because of many of the things I was told as a child growing up that made me question my worthiness. No matter how much I tried to treat people the way I wanted to be treated; I ended up being hurt by them.
Over the past year I heard people say there is an anointing on my life. Because I have been seeking God and discovering who I am, I could accept their words of affirmation. I am the vessel and everything I’ve experienced in life will continue to equip me for what God has for me.
The same applies to you, what God has placed within you is what sets you apart. God did it on purpose with a purpose. For He sees your true value even when you can’t. He set you apart for the destiny He has designated for you.
and never stop being your best you!