What does it mean to be God’s Elect or elected by God as a Christian?
Born-again Christians have been specially chosen [Elect] by God as His own and also for a rendering of a special service to Him, although, in the midst of this trouble, it may not seem that way. Furthermore, it may also seem like God , Himself, is a malicious vindictive God by purposely putting Christians through various kinds of desperate trials.
Therefore, as Christians , you have been elected, you have been chosen by God, not just to belong to Him as His children and as His people but, moreover, you have been chosen by God to remain in Him in whatever situation or circumstance or environment He has placed you in right now, whether it is short-term or even long-term. The truth is; you are where you are because of God whether you like not.
We are urged, if not commanded, to let our conduct be godly commanded and even holy because the Holy One who called us out of darkness has called us to live a life of holiness. We are urged to live in and among the world – the pagans – but not to become like them just for the sake of becoming popular or winning friends. (1 Peter 1:13-16)
Rev. S.C Bryant (OMIN CLC) BDiv Cum Laude, MI