In John 1 we read of two disciples of John the Baptist intrigued by Jesus. Jesus invites the to come and see. It is through seeing that Andrew (Peter's brother) declared, "We have found the Messiah." He immediately sought out his brother to share this good news.
Much later in his life, as he is writing to believers, Peter tells them to know "come and be". He is declaring their identity in Christ as a people set apart with a purpose. He doesn't tell them to try being holy, but proclaims that in Christ they are holy.
Often times we as Christ-followers are so concerned with trying to be Holy that we forget that in Christ we are holy. The difference seems subtle, but its impact on our lives is profound. One is filled with frustration while the other is a fulfilled life that depends wholly on Jesus. It is time to stop trying and start being.
Am I trying to be holy or living out the holiness I already have in Christ?
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. - 1 Peter 2:9
Thank you Lord for giving me Your holiness. Help me to live in that holiness and stop trying to do this on my own.