The word saint is from the greek word “hagios” ( hag’-ee-os), it means: sacred, holy.
Some believers have the misunderstanding of who saints are. They think of saints as believers who must have done something spectacular while on earth, died and went to heaven.
To them believers present on earth are not saints. But that’s not an accurate understanding of Scripture. Saints doesn’t just mean believers who died and went to heaven only, but also believers that are present here on earth are referred to as saints.
We can verify this from Scriptures.
Now it came to pass, as Peter went through all parts of the country, that he also came down to the saints who dwelt in Lydda. Acts 9:32 NKJV
To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.Romans 1:7 NKJV
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 1:1 NKJV
Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: Philippians 1:1 NKJV
If you read these Scriptures carefully, you will find out that it referred to believers who are physically present in a particular location as saints.
If you are a believer, you are a saint. You don’t need any qualifications to become one! The Father has already qualified you through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.
You are holy enough to be called a saint.