But With Abundant Grace

We have all been there.

Whether you’re sitting at home on the couch, out running errands, behind a desk at work or even in the shower, it comes seemingly out of nowhere.

That moment hits you like a ton of bricks and you think to yourself, I have got to make some changes.

We reach a point of desperation in our souls as we come to the realization that we are not living up to our full potential. Suddenly our flaws and failures over the past months, weeks, days and even hours all come to the surface of our hearts and make themselves known.

It is in this moment that we must make a decision to either let those flaws weigh on us and bring us down, or choose to be productive and rearrange our shortcomings into lessons learned.

As I sit here and write, wrapped up in one of these moments of enlightenment, I find myself completely inspired.

I am ready for an overhaul of my heart and soul.

I fall short in so many areas, and yet there is always grace abundant and sufficient.

An overhaul, at first thought, seems a daunting task; a large project too intimidating to actually complete. But this is where grace flourishes.

So rather than simply listing the areas where I fall short, (i.e. I am overly critical of my friends, I rely too heavily on the satisfaction of “nice things”, I base my worth on how I look day to day, etc), I will balance them out with a prayer of grace.

I am overly critical of my friends, but with abundant grace, Lord, help me to be more supportive and love unconditionally.

I rely too heavily on the satisfaction of “nice things”, but with abundant grace, Lord, help me to be satisfied in what You provide.

I base my worth on how I look day to day, but with abundant grace, Lord, help to base my worth on who You created me to be and the specific purpose You have called me to.

I’m not proud of these flaws, and honestly, it’s hard on my ego to share them with you. I realize that being open and honest is critical to growth, and I so desperately long to grow.

I want to reach the hearts of people and live fully, the way I was intended to.

Life is so messy and our hearts are inclined toward selfishness, but I am forever grateful for His abundant grace. Aren’t you?

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