9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul.12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. 1 Peter 2:9-12
I think we all have an innate nature to aspire to something larger than ourselves. I think it’s God’s calling on our lives. Peter here is talking about not allowing our past to get in the way of our future. Sure we have maybe habits, relationships and things that have happened in our lives that can keep us down, but know that God gives us the strength to rise above those things. I’m not saying that we can forget major hurts or events in that are tragic. What I am saying is we can move forward and let the past be the past and forgive those for what they may have done and said against us, or even forgive ourselves. Peter says we are God’s special possession. He is not going to keep us where we are if all the promises of the bible are true. We are special, God delights in us, we are His. You may go through seasons where you think God is the furthest from you, but He is there waiting to give you strength when you need it, courage when you are fearful, peace in times of stress and joy when you are down. So, we can walk with the idea today that we are God’s special possession and also see others as the special possession as well. God is just waiting there for you to realize this.