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.