It amazes me how quickly we, as humans, and operating in our human nature, want to write things in the story of others that God never intended, nor did it come to His mind. We tend to write negative responses in the lives and the stories of others while forgetting that the very grace that was poured into our life, can be poured in another as well.
When we were in our messes; when we, as individuals, were outside of the will of God, God didn’t give up on us. He didn’t give things in our story that were not going to work out for our own good. Rather, in His grace, He made a way for our personal redemption. In His grace, He wrote a better ending to our story than we could ever imagine.
Before you judge another or look down on someone because the season they are in right now doesn’t look right to you, remember the grace that was once shown to you, and freely extend that same grace to another.
God’s grace is a beautiful thing and without it, none of us would be here today, and none of us could make it. None of us had the power to save ourselves. None of us was capable of doing for us what Jesus did. But God’s grace stepped in our lives and He raised us out of the muck and mire of our sins. He lifted us out of our personal ruts and restored us to something wonderful and with purpose.
Think on God’s grace today. Let it be that gentle reminder of what God has done for you, and let that motivate you to share this same grace toward another.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:” Ephesians 2:8.