The art of grace is precarious. Grace (n.) is defined as undeserved, unmerited, unearned favor.
How do we wrestle with grace? How do we marry the concept of undeserved with cherished?
Because that is essentially what grace is.
It is a way of life – it is purpose – and it is something to be freely given to those around us.
But what if your relationship with grace is confused? What if you have yet to extend this same grace to yourself?
Because grace starts with you.
For all those moments that you thought you were not enough.
For the times you thought you needed to give more, do more, be more.
For the days when every element of your life seems to be in a cascading spiral.
For the expectations that you always feel like you are never meeting.
There is grace.
But have you learned to usher in that grace? Have you learned to accept it?
Cling to it?
The decision to give grace freely requires you to have an understanding of how grace works. It is a reminder that you are not the product of your circumstances.
It is the truth that you are beautifully, wonderfully made and that you are valuable in spite of your shortcomings.
It is the acceptance that grace exists for everyone.
What would happen if you fully realized and accepted that you deserve love?
And ultimately, grace. That unmerited, unearned, undeserved favor.
That you deserve a second chance.
That your actions merit reflection.
That you earn love.
Are you ready to accept that you are not defined by what you think you are? But instead, through the lens of grace. Through the lens of love and hope.
Because life happens, grace matters.
And do you fully grasp and cling to the idea that you matter?
Choose to live a life of grace without the shame. How much more would we be equipped to extend grace to others if we thought we deserved it entirely and completely ourselves?