The following is an excerpt from the bible study I am writing, “Life in the Key of G ~ Grace & Glory.”
“For far too long a performance based mindset had its way with me. I had no clue how to set boundaries and was terrified that if I did, the fall-out would be more than I could control. For years I said, “Yes” to things I didn’t really want to do and the natural consequence was a heart of resentment. After all, my driving motivation was “impression management,” what John Ortberg describes in The Life You’ve Always Wanted as the need to manage the impression others have of you.
I cannot pinpoint a specific day or moment in time when finally I had enough – enough of myself! I was sick of me and I longed for freedom but I knew it meant a death was in order and no one else had the responsibility to crucify my flesh but me. Sounds quite dramatic, doesn’t it? The truth is there was a lot of drama and it was all playing out on the stage of my own heart.”
The above excerpt is a little peek into my “grace” story and I’d like to include some of yours, too. Would you share a personal example of how you have been empowered by the grace of God?
*Been surprised by His grace?
*Seen how His grace has been sufficient for you?
*Gained strength in weakness from His grace?
If you’ve got a story to share, I’d love to hear it and hopefully (with your permission) include it in the bible study I’m writing. A one liner, a short paragraph or even more would be great! Don’t worry if you do not consider yourself a writer. I can proofread and edit as necessary. I just need your story. Anything I include would be tagged with your first name only and your state. Need more info before you share? Email me at email@example.com