An excerpt from my book Taking Off My Comfortable Clothes
Holiness is not being an expert at everything you put your mind to; it is being truthful and transparent with who you are while not trying to be something you are not. Furthermore, I’m discovering that transparency and holiness is a gift of getting older, because pride and the need to prove myself successful isn’t the precious commodity it once was.
Here are a few more thoughts on Holiness.
* Be real with who you are. Accept and embrace your gifts and talents as well as your sins and limitations.
* Beware of succumbing to someone’s personal (or organizational) standards for holiness, especially if they have no Scriptural basis.
* Find people in your life that will hold you accountable for living a holy life, a life sacred to God and separate from the standards of the world, but who will also encourage you and your dreams at the same time.
* Run from every naysayer who will try to make your life conform to his or her mediocre box of fears.
* Holiness is not a matter or eating, drinking or dressing. It is living the character of Christ.
* Memorize this quote from Albert Einstein: “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”