Often, I know I’m supposed to do good and yet I don’t.
God extends grace to me and still loves me.
I say something I shouldn’t and God still accepts me.
I have a bad attitude and God is patient with me.
The Apostle Paul reminds the church in Rome, “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgement, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each one of you.” (Rom.12.3)
I’ve found lately I’m really good at receiving grace but not as good at extending it. Paul reminds us that God has given him the grace to live a life that’s not about Paul. He was also cognizant of the fact that God was giving him grace for each and every situation. I’m so thankful that God gives grace for each and every situation if you just ask!
So try and extend grace to others! It’s been extended to you.
Maybe we need to extend grace to a neighbor, boss, or coworker. Perhaps there’s been a situation with a family member or friend. Have you done your part of extending grace?
Kids, extend grace to your parents. They’ve never been a parent to you at this particular age. Believe it or not they’re learning just like you.
Parents, extend grace to your kids knowing that they don’t have it all figured out and you have the best chance to influence them through patient love.
You’ve been given grace not to hoard, but to give!