Grace upon Grace

IMG_6130“For from his fullness, we have all received grace upon grace.”  John 1:16

Endless grace is something we as Christians hear about a lot.  We sing of amazing grace, but how often do we live our lives in a way that shows how lavishly God pours out grace and mercy?  Or, to say it conversely, how often to we live with feelings of defeat, inferiority, low esteem and being generally not good enough?  How often do we shy from an interaction because we think we’ll make a fool of ourselves?  How often do we not even take the first step at something because we don’t see the task succeeding or we think that someone else would be better suited?

What is so amazing about grace is that it’s poured out endlessly because we were never expected to be perfect.  God gives us a task or a situation so that we will walk out in faith and follow him, not to be a top performer.  “Success” is measured not in a flawless execution, but in willingness to obey every word from our Father, even when we are out of our comfort zone.

Owning my own business was never a dream of mine, but it’s the door that God opened to me.  On a daily basis I make blunders and waste time and selfishly try to do things my way, but grace covers it all.  Every day when I wake up, I feel a wave of relief knowing that my failures from the previous day don’t matter.  I get out of bed each morning asking for guidance, inspiration, and for God to use me in all the ways he has planned for this venture.

So be bold and courageous.  Follow where Christ leads, and do it in the comfort of knowing that the One we serve is full of grace and pours it out lavishly.