Kadash in Hebrew means set apart. I was thinking about what it means to be set apart. The difference is not *mainly* that circumstances will be different for us (I’ll get there later), but comes in layers.
The first layer is how we are satisfied. We are satisfied by nothing else but Christ. Nothing else matters compared to Him and nothing else is worth it compared to Him. He is worthy above all. That’s the difference in mindsets from followers of Christ and from the world. So that’s the first difference.
Secondly, the way we view circumstances therefore chance drastically, because we view them in light of the One who is Greater than our circumstances. We face these battles by running to Jesus and letting Him fight them; we just keep our eyes on Him. He gives us supernatural joy, optimism and hope to face each new challenge, and we overcome by His power for us, in us and through us.
Thirdly, this opens even more of God’s favor in our circumstances, and we do notice things starting to turn for our good because God is in charge, changing and shifting events behind the scenes for us. We find disproportionate favor in our studies, relationships, ministry, families, health, finances, etc, all because of His grace.
The beauty of it all is that when He gives us grace and we use the grace that He first gave us, He rewards us with even more grace. Repeat cycle! That’s the set apart life.