“I’ve spent my whole life searching desperately to find out that grace requires nothing of me” – Sleeping At Last, “One”
Any perfectionists out there? ✋🏾 I listened to a podcast a few days ago, and my mind was BLOWN by how often I think that everything has to look/feel/flow a certain way, and that I’m the only person who can make it happen. Y’all, the “I can do it!” struggle can be real some days! What I’m finding, though, is that in the moments when it’s not “going according to plan,” Holy Spirit is trying to meet me with grace.
To the ones who need a reminder today that you don’t have to have it all figured out to come to the table:
You are not inherently bad. Even in the seasons that have been hard, God still sees you. “I have loved you at your darkest,” Romans 5:8, ESV .
Remember, you can NOT do it by yourself, and there’s nothing to prove. You cannot earn your worth. While your heart for wanting to make sure that everything that can be done right is done as right as possible, you’re wearing yourself out, Martha. You need Holy Spirit to help you. You need rest. Embrace grace. “But he answered me, ‘My grace is ALWAYS more than enough for you, and my power finds it full expression through your weakness,’ So, I will celebrate my weaknesses, for when I’m weak I sense more deeply the mighty power of Christ living in me. SO, I AM NOT DEFEATED BY MY WEAKNESS — BUT DELIGHTED..” 2 Cor. 12: 9-10a, TPT
When God’s grace pulls you close, don’t resist His love that casts out condemnation and silences the inner judge. “So now the case is closed. There remains NO accusing voice of condemnation against those who are joined in life-union with Jesus, the Anointed One,” Romans 8:1, TPT .
This a lifelong journey. Embrace grace on the good days & the bad ones. “Surely there is not a righteous man on Earth who does good & never sins.” Ecclesiastes 7:20, ESV .
P.S. That Sleeping at Last podcast for 1’s is the BOOOOOMB! Go listen if your Wing is a 1 (or if your Type is a 1, obviously! 😂😂) Also, “Extravagant” by Steffany Gretzinger & Amanda Cook (the live/acoustic version) is a great reminder of His love for us!