Grace Is for Everyone — even yourself!

Welcome to Day 29 of 31 Ways to Embrace Lopsided Living!

Grace is for everyone, we know that. So why do we have such a hard time giving it to ourselves? We can come with confidence before God for grace.It’s our last Saturday together. Man, I hope you’ve been encouraged. I keep thinking about how this information probably isn’t stuff you’ve never heard before but also that sometimes it just takes hearing it in a new way or at the right time for it to sink in.

That’s what I’m praying for all of us — that we will let this truth about the abundant life to the full God has for us sink in deep and change everything about us and our lives.

Since it’s Saturday, I’ll recap this week’s post and then I want to encourage you with an important Lopsided Living truth. Sound good? Great.

Here’s the recap:

On Monday we reminded ourselves that it is always people who are our priority!

Tuesday I shared with you 10 simple ways to encourage others. {Did you try any of them?}

Next up, we were reminded how God created us for relationship and how important it is for us to enjoy community.

Thursday my toes (and maybe yours) were black and blue after we discussed enlisting help and how it isn’t a sign of weakness but of wisdom.

And then yesterday I shared about the two lists you really need.

Which brings us to today and one of my favorite things to remind people —

GRACE IS FOR EVERYONE — EVEN YOURSELF

Sad that we need that reminder, isn’t it? But we do. We can be so quick to extend grace to others, to offer them compassion and the benefit of the doubt …

but we beat ourselves senseless over the smallest things.

I know it isn’t just me. But we must retrain ourselves.  

 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this verse! We’re invited to come near what? The throne of GRACE! And how can we come? CONFIDENTLY! And what do we receive?? MERCY and GRACE in our time of need.

Grace is for everyone, we know that. So why do we have such a hard time giving it to ourselves? We can come with confidence before God for grace.

Y’all, let’s take the Lord at His Word on this … seriously.

So what is today’s challenge? Let me tell you quickly something my grandmother says every time I get into my car when I leave her house, “Take care of yourself. You are precious cargo.”

Here’s what I want you to do today —

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF BY GIVING YOURSELF GRACE. YOU ARE PRECIOUS TO THE GOD OF ALL CREATION (ISAIAH 43:1).

Happy Saturday, friends! Enjoy it in the freedom we have in Christ.

Give yourself grace and remember you are precious to the God of all creation. #LopsidedLiving Click To Tweet

Living lopsided,

Teri Lynne

Yesterday’s post: Two Lists You REALLY Need

Coming tomorrow: Remember Your Why

Index to every post in this series here.

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