Grace – Amazing Grace

GRACE

What a word!

Not a lengthy word, yet very jam-packed.
Packed with meaning.
In fact it can really pack a punch.

And right where it hurts.

I have found that showing grace, demonstrating grace or expressing grace in any way is out of my comfort zone and it hurts. It has cost me significantly and is currently stretching me in ways that I thought I had already developed.

Grace has managed to surprise me with how lacking I am, how ungracious I can be and how immature I can behave and as such, how much I am yet to learn.

I will be honest, I have wanted to move on ignoring this and have even entertained if it is possible to manage in life and my walk without trying to develop a more gracious attitude. And it probably is.

However is this the life I want to live? Is this how I want to be treated by others? Is being ungracious – also known as rude, impolite or disrespectful – the reputation I am after?

I have always worked diligently at growing my integrity and being honest with others and I generally believe that I have done this with grace, so why now am I struggling internally with this. Why it is so hard?

I am finding that being gracious is not as easy as it used to be, and to assist in growing to next level I am analysing my lack and how I can strengthen grace in my life. My goal is to be able to be gracious in all I do, and to do so without thought. The development of this as a daily habit performed with excellence.

The first step I have taken is to remind my soul of the grace that has been shown to me. It is with hope that I can quickly move into this being given to others just as freely and my daily habit to grow.

Reminding my soul on how and why I need to be gracious looks like this:

G – give; freely cause it is not mine to have and to hold
R – reminding myself daily of how I need grace
A – Attitude to others
C – Caring for others
E – Everybody requires grace

I have a long way to go, but I am hoping that this tool will assist me to develop what I need to demonstrate grace more freely in my everyday life, and toward all those I come in contact with.

I would like to be thought of as someone that others want to be around and remembered for my demonstration of grace.

Grace, such an amazing gift to give to others.

Deb

xx

 

Advertisements
Posted in General

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

Hi I’m Deb


I am thrilled to have your company and to meet you. Please let me know of your visit and the opportunity to get to know you by sharing your comment. Till we chat again.......

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 24 other followers

Book DEBrief

"Undaunted" by Christine Caine

A book I will read again!

The story that Christine shares is personal and impacting, full of honesty and openness. I related to so much of what she had to share and was extremely encouraged.

Christine is with no doubt a woman of faith, but it is the way in which she openly shares the journey of faith, including the thoughts of doubt and question and the wonder of how it will all work out that for me was the greatest encouragement.

I often feel like a lesser woman of faith when I begin to doubt, yet what I learnt from this real life story is that is the action which we take that will bring us closer to the purpose we were designed for.

I was also reminded that, from my own dark and depressive experiences, I can be used to empower and equip others; but it takes the desire to not only want change but to hang on tight to it, grip it well and move forward with it every day.

This is my first Christine Caine book, one I picked up from a recommendation, and I am so glad that I did. Christine writes in an easy to read fashion, but I found it was her honesty and humbleness before God that captured me.

I do recommend this book as a great read, but be prepared to be challenged whilst also very encouraged to become someone who is UNDAUNTED!

Deb
Xxx

%d bloggers like this: