Misappropriated Grace?

You are too busy if you don’t have time to visit a friend in the hospital.
You are too busy if you don’t have time to focus on what God has called you to do.
You are too busy if you don’t have time for your family, even if they are grown and gone.
You are too busy if you don’t have time to care for yourself by exercising and eating well.

“I am too busy,” the Holy Spirit reminded me last night.

God gives us grace to do everything He called us to do.
He gave Paul the grace needed to endure the chains of prison with a Happy Heart.

He gave uneducated Peter the grace to speak to a crowd and lead 3000 to Repentance.

He gave David the grace to restrain from harming King Saul.

When my kids were little, He gave me grace to teach Sunday School for the little ones.

But sometimes we misappropriate the grace on our lives.

Signs that you may have misappropriated your grace:
1. Feeling tired all the time.
2. Too busy to do what God has called you to do with excellence.
3. Frustration.
4. Cutting people off because of political or religious differences.
5. Arguments and strife.
6. No time to hear from God, read the word or pray.

Remember there is no condemnation for those in Christ. The gifts and callings of God are irrevocable. God’s grace will not depart from you. So how do we correctly appropriate God’s grace?

1. Say no to things that are good and yes to those things that are God ordained. Prayer and discernment are needed to know the difference between “good” and “Godly”.

2. Recognize you are not God. We cannot fix other peoples problems. We need to discern what God wants us to do in every situation. Are we called to pray? To give? To listen? To encourage? Our job is always to lead people to God, not us.

3. Exercise. Eat well. Have quiet time.

4. Ask for help. You are not called to do this Christian life alone. Cultivate family.

Have you misappropriated your grace? No worries. I have. But Ironically, God gives us grace to correct the problem so that we can get back on track. He is so good. His grace truly is amazing!

“And he has generously given each one of us supernatural grace, according to the size of the gift of Christ.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭TPT