I did a post to IG TV the other day on a whim. I was processing a realization. I have worked as a bartender on and off for over 10 years. More off than on, but it is something that I was planning on doing again to earn extra money. I need the extra income to be able to afford to move closer to my children. Right now I live with family and definitely can’t afford to live on my own. But I realized that I need to stop thinking of bartending as an answer to my need to make extra money. We are called to be sanctified. That means to be set apart for holy endeavors. In a way, I have been riding the fence between the world and a godly life. I haven’t been attending church or spiritually nurturing myself in any significant way. I was just listening to Christian music. I have changed that over the past several weeks. I started listening to Christian messages through podcasts, I attended several church gatherings and picked up my Bible today. The scripture that I read confirmed for me that I need to be set-apart. It is in the first few verses of 1 Corinthians.
We do need to be set apart for Christ. We need to step away from things that are of the world. It could be music, TV shows, drugs, alcohol addiction. Years ago, my big problem was premarital sex. I told my boyfriend at the time that I was being convicted about this issue, and he broke up with me over it. I was very hurt. But then I did something that I think was inspired by The Holy Spirit. I got rid of everything that he had given me, and I did this thinking to myself that I didn’t want anything of the “world” in my life. Is there something that you should walk away from so you can become more set-apart? I empower you to take the necessary steps to draw a line in the sand and make the break today. If you need someone to reach out to, then contact me on Instagram @pursuebeautiful_jordan
Good Luck and Blessings,