I work for what I get. I try to earn what I receive. I want to deserve what is given to me. That is why grace is so uncomfortable.
Grace is receiving what I cannot earn
Grace is accepting that I am needy
Grace is receiving more than I expected
Grace is accepting that my worth doesn’t lie in what I can give
Grace is receiving generosity when I can’t equally reciprocate
Grace is accepting that people love me
Grace is receiving
Grace is accepting
A dear friend of mine generously bought my plane ticket for London. Initially I said no. I scrambled for reasons to justify why I would merit that generous gift and I found none. I don’t deserve it. My friend insisted, and insisted. It feels uncomfortable. I had to surrender my pride, sit in the discomfort and receive. That is grace – being loved based on the goodness of Jesus. I have nothing to do with it. I couldn’t earn it.
Thank you friend for teaching me that God makes me incredibly uncomfortable for my good. Thank you for giving me beyond my expectations. God works outside our small boxes; He worked through you.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20