As I mentioned in one of my earlier devotionals, the word, saint comes from the same root as the word, sanctified. To be sanctified means "to be set apart for a specific use; to be reserved for a special purpose". Being saints also means that we are equipped and empowered to live in victory and exercise our dominion authority right now, in our everyday lives. We don't have to wait until we die or until Jesus returns to start enjoying our Kingdom benefits. That means we can take charge of our situation, It also means that we don't have to just scrape by from day to day, barely making ends meet and desperately hanging on by our fingernails until the weekend or our next paycheck. We have Kingdom authority and the Lord wants us to use it. He wants to bless us and bring us into the full potential He has planted in us. All He wants is for us to be obedient. He waits for us to avail ourselves in faith of all that He has made available to us. Remember what King Jesus stated: “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. Even thought Jesus the King was speaking to His disciples. These words apply to His children today (you and I)
Keep in mind, it is a matter of grooming our Kingdom mentality, of learning to thank, talk and act like the royalty we are rather than like the galley slaves the devil has told you we are. Unfortunately, this isn't a natural mindset for us, and most unbelievers have trouble making the change from a religious mindset to a kingdom mindset. So many look at their daily struggles with an attitude of despair or resignation, assuming that their circumstances will never improve, and they should simply try to make the best of it. Everyday is filled with worry and stress over making ends meet. Now, is that any way for a king to think? What kind of a king complains or worries about paying his bills? It is all in the mental mindset. Remember, your faith in God's Word is your greatest asset.
John 15:5 John 15:9-10