Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. – Hebrews 4:16 (NKJV)
Things are bound to happen in life. Mistakes will be made, tears will be shed and feelings will be hurt. There’s nothing that we can do to prevent offenses but we can control how we handle the offense. Jesus was gracious enough to die for our sins even though most of us turn our backs on Him daily, even if it may not be intentional. One thing we all know is that even though we don’t deserve it God still shows us grace. He still forgives us and welcomes us back into fellowship with Him. But too many times we don’t extend the same grace to others. We hold on to our offenses thinking that we’re hurting the other person when really we’re hurting ourselves and delaying our own spiritual growth. I can’t speak for you but no one can get in the way of my purpose. I can’t walk around with a bag full of grudges on my shoulder because I have greater waiting on me. I’m not going to step outside of my divine season, place or character for another person because greater is waiting on me. I won’t stoop to someone else’s level because greater is waiting on me. Jesus will fight my battles so why put myself in a position for unnecessary hurt and defeat when the battle is already won? Getting to this place doesn’t happen overnight, there’s levels to this ;), and with God’s grace I will continue to grow, mature, elevate, prosper and extend His grace. Cause how can I withhold something from someone else that I don’t even deserve?
Peace and love.