Well with us being close to a week into the New Year and today being the Epiphany the holiday season is officially over.
This week I’ve decided to write about something I struggle with and that is my struggle with grace and being too hard on myself.
It’s very important not to hold yourself to higher standards than God.
He has given you grace as a gift. It doesn’t come with a gift receipt. Don’t try to return it. Accept it.
If you make a mistake, call out to the Lord, ask for forgiveness and focus on the solution not the problem.
God is the solution.
He can and will get you through whatever you’re going through.
When you mess up remember, He forgives you, so forgive yourself.
God is greater than all, He knows what is best. I’ll say it again don’t hold yourself to a higher standard than God does.
Before I had a strong relationship with the Lord I found myself feeling immensely guilty when I would sin. I would feel so terrible and put so much pressure on myself that I would feel sick from being so hard on myself. I would then abandon having a relationship with the Lord. I would stop reading the Bible and lose focus on the Lord.
This of course just led to more sin and unhappiness.
It was only when I truly gave myself to the Lord that I was able to see His grace and allow Him to do His work through me.
My entire life has changed since then and I truly have been able to change.
All thanks and praise to God.
If God is choosing not to punish you, don’t punish yourself.
There may be consequences on Earth for your sin, if they’re trust in God’s will and accept it. But remember ultimately you are forgiven by His grace.
The ultimate punishment you can bestow upon yourself is keeping yourself from God.
Go to Him humbly and let Him change you.
Philippians 4:13 New King James Version (NKJV)
13 I can do all things through [a]Christ who strengthens me.
Have a Blessed Week,