I have never liked the idea of taking shortcuts in queues because I get irritated when people do it and I am apart of the queue. By the wonderful grace of God we have been blessed with many privileges-my family and I. Yet my mum and I still have and hold on to our firm belief of not cutting queues even if we know the C.E.O of whichever company we are in. We prefer to work our way through the queue- feel free to call us workaholics.
My dad works for a reputable company. One day, my mum and I decided to visit that company and quietly joined the waiting queue. Minutes to us being served my dad appeared and wasn’t enthused that we had joined the queue.
He had told us countless times to go straight to one of the heads and sort out whatever we came to do there. He grabbed our documents and within 5 minutes or less we were done and out.
This morning while praying, I remembered the above incident which occurred a few years ago. The Holy Spirit made me realize I carried and worked with that same mentality everywhere even when fellowshiping with Him. The mentality of a workaholic. I loved to work and wanted to work my way through and for everything.
He made me realize that it was this mentality that made me disregard His Grace in my life because I thought(partially, secretly and unconsciously) that I had to work to prove I deserved something from Him. His Grace never functions in that way and never will.
Grace is undeserved, unmerited favour which we need not, ought not, must not and shall not work for.
And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
Allow the grace of God to work in your life and stop working for grace-it’s of no use.
Always remember His grace is sufficient for you.
2 Corinthians 12:9
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.