Ever find yourself going in circles in a particular area of your life?
You don’t like doing certain things, but for some reason, you keep repeating the same mistakes.
Well, all of us have a good and a bad side. We are always ready to show off our good side but try our level best to cover the bad side.
Sadly the harder we try to hide our faults and act like everything is fantastic, the worse things become, and we end up being frustrated.
15 For I don’t know what I am doing. For I don’t practice what I desire to do; but what I hate, that I do. 16 But if what I don’t desire, that I do, I consent to the law that it is good. 17 So now it is no more I that do it, but sin which dwells in me. 18 For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwells no good thing. For desire is present with me, but I don’t find it doing that which is good. 19 For the good which I desire, I don’t do; but the evil which I don’t desire, that I practice. 20 But if what I don’t desire, that I do, it is no more I that do it, but sin which dwells in me. Romans 7:15-20
Is there a solution to all this?
Yes, God’s grace is the solution.
See, it is only the grace of God that can make us experience life in fullness and to live in ways that are pleasing to our heavenly Father.
But what is Grace?
In simple words, grace is the unmerited favor of God.
It is when God doesn’t deal with you according to your sins.
Or when he pours out his blessings upon your life freely without expecting anything in return.
Why is Grace so important, and how does it change us?
Makes Us Confident
Sin opens up doors of condemnation in our lives.
We become fearful and less confident in ourselves when we are under condemnation.
God’s grace will enable you to stop being afraid because you will live, knowing that God is not judging you.
He has already judged all your sins at the cross.
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who don’t walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. Romans 8:1
Live knowing that you are not under condemnation.
When you mess up, run to God and not from him. Ask him to forgive you and to help you live in obedience.
There are things we’ve gone through since we were young that have left us broken and wounded.
Most of the solutions that the world offers provide temporary relief.
After a while, we find ourselves going back to the same spot that we’ve been in.
When you start living by grace, you’ll experience relief from all the pain that you’re carrying and start walking in divine health.
Yes, our heavenly Father has already provided healing for our emotional, mental, and physical wounds at the cross through his son Jesus.
Enables Us To Love Others
There are people in our lives we have sworn never to forgive because they hurt us so badly.
Though sometimes you may want to forgive them, you still find it hard because the pain is still fresh in your mind.
Well, Jesus did not die for us because we deserved it, and neither did God give up his only son to die on the cross for us because we are so good to him.
It was all out of unconditional love.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16
God’s unconditional love will enable you to extend forgiveness to those that hurt you in the past.
By grace, you will be able to overcome past pain and love, even those people that are not sorry for all the harm they caused you.
We are not perfect people, and no matter how much we try to be good, there will be those moments in life when we will mess up.
But we should not feel bad or live in condemnation because of our mistakes. Jesus has already paid for it all at the Cross.
This does not mean that we should continue living in sin.
Let us learn to depend on God’s grace in every area of our lives so that we can live victoriously and become Christ-like.