If there was one thing that was responsible for setting you apart, distinguishing you and defining your significance in life, what would it be? Would it be the eloquent words that you proclaim in prayer? Would it be the size of your Bible or your knowledge of it? Perhaps it would be the people that you know. Or your family name or maybe the education that you have acquired.
As great as all of these things may be, you may be shocked to know that none of these things in themselves distinguishes you. None of them will set you apart to accomplish God’s plans for your life. I have come to believe that the answer to this question is found in the writing of Moses. “How will anyone know that you look favorably on me—on me and on your people—if you don’t go with us? For your presence among us sets your people and me apart from all other people on the earth” (Exodus 33:16, NLT). Excerpt from Chapter 1