There is a constant mind battle in the life of every Christian. We presume that if we lead a holy life, we are holy. And by leading a holy life I mean, thinking the right things, saying the right things or doing the right things, we attain holiness. We spend most of our lives training our mind to live a certain way. Living life by these self set standards leave most of us feeling as though we are not doing what is required of us. And this, my friends, is not what holiness is all about. It is not and has never been about doing ‘holy things’.
The fact of the matter is that we cannot attain holiness by doing certain things. On the contrary, it is because we are holy that we are able to live a holy life. A whole lot lies in the knowing of who you already are and living it out. Ephesians 1:4, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.
It is human perception that sinful people are saved by grace but we continue to believe that we are weaklings and have to strive for the rest of our lives to live a holy life. While the premise of the above statement is true, the bigger truth is that God made man in His own image and likeness and everything that God was and is He put into man – his attributes and characteristics in man. One of the primary characteristics of God is that He is holy. God did not become holy by doing holy things or living a holy life. It is His DNA. By birth, we have God’s DNA in us. I am able to live a holy life because I am holy.