How to Be Holy

In His model prayer, the Lord’s prayer, Jesus said, “Hallowed by Thy name.” This means, “Let Your name be Sanctified.”

The word “sanctified” (hagiosmos) means to be set aside for a singular purpose. When God’s name is hallowed, it means that it is treated as a very special name.

Holiness is being unique.

God calls you to be holy, that is, to be set aside for a singular purpose. Your mind must concentrate upon one goal.

Holiness is being focused.

James 1:8 tells us that a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways. On the other hand, verse 6 tells us to be unwavering, not driven and tossed like a wave of the sea.

Paul told Timothy, “You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.”

Holiness is being liberated, un-entangled.

Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.
~2 Timothy 2:21

Holiness is being useful.

Holiness is having a purpose.

Holiness is an honor.