We cannot be “man of the world” and man or woman of God. If we want to follow Jesus Christ we have to separate ourselves unto Him. We cannot do the same things as other people do, we cannot go the same places, we cannot run after the same attractions, watch TV like they do, go to sports games like they do.
We cannot aspire for the same achievements because we are in a different race (contest). If we follow Jesus then we seek to be pleasing to Him, we seek His approval and that will make us hated and rejected by this world. Jesus said:”You will be hated by all men,” even by the “Christians,” the hypocrites, those who do not follow Jesus but who have a form of godliness but they have denied Jesus Christ. They call themselves Christians but they do not follow Jesus Christ neither do they know Him. Maybe they study the Bible and they know a lot of scripture. Maybe they go to church, maybe they even have a church, maybe they are a preacher or a pastor but they don’t know Jesus because they are not conformed to Him, they are like the world.
If we follow Jesus we are like Him and if we are like Jesus we are like nobody else because He made us uniquely wonderful for His purpose. Those who are led by the Spirit of God they are like the wind, they don’t know where he comes from and where he is going. You don’t know what he is going to do next because he goes after Jesus and he does the will of God, he is DIFFERENT FROM THE REST. He is separated unto God.
Jesus said we must first seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and then all the other things will be added unto us. We need to first seek Jesus, not fellowship with other people, not Bible knowledge, not what other people seek, not the popularity and acceptance of others but the approval of God. We need to seek to HEAR the VOICE of God, we need to seek to KNOW HIM as He knows us. We will be TAUGHT BY GOD and we will know all things because God teaches us and He guides us.
If you want eternal life, if you want to be part of the Kingdom of God you have to SEPARATE YOURSELF and SEEK the Kingdom of God, SEEK JESUS, follow Him, be a SON OF GOD, led by the Spirit of God.
May Jesus bless you.