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His Grace Will Sustain Me

With the realization and acceptance that I had played a part in the way my life had turned out came a dramatic change in my outlook. In the past I had always blamed others, either God or other people, for my circumstances. My decisions have been based on fear, pride, or ego. As a result those decisions led me on a path at times of self-destruction. Today I try to allow God to guide me. I am responsible for my action or inaction — whatever the consequences may be.

Does that describe at least some beliefs and experiences that you’ve had in your own life? It is a crucial reminder to me because my ego leads me to arrogance, and that arrogance takes away all the grace that would be mine if I had just humbly asked God for his help, leaving the results I (ego) want or think I (ego) need up to Him without taking it back. The upside of that is huge! God has an amazingly forgiving memory because here I am again — same problem, different day, totally perplexed that I’ve put myself back in that same old pair of shoes that walk away from and not toward grace.

So, my prayer goes something like this. Well, God I’m back! I think I really messed up again, so I’m giving it back to you. Amen! Then I imagine Him with a slight grin and an expression like that eye roll emoji. And I give him a high five.

Enjoy His grace today!

Toni Graham
Child Care Coordinator

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