Even Me? | GRACE

October 20, 2015

I was in the 8th grade in a meeting with my mother, cheerleading coach, and counselor. I was in trouble. BIG trouble. I was a rebellious and angry teenager, and everyone was fed up with me. We had the meeting to discuss my screw ups. It was my 3rd strike, and I was to be kicked off the team. But my coach did something crazy. She told me that I wasn’t kicked off, and that I had received a second chance. I was confused. She was giving me, the girl who had disrespected her teachers, caused chaos in the classroom, and gave the team a bad rep, another chance? I didn’t understand? I asked why, and she replied “Grace.” At this time I didn’t really understand what grace meant. She explained to me that it was receiving something you didn’t deserve. Okay, but why? As I grew older, and began a real journey with God, I realized what that meant. I knew why. Because of LOVE.

When I think of the sacrifice Jesus made, I get so sick. Me? Even me? I have failed countless times. I screw up everyday. I should have been written off so long ago. But Jesus died for me? I don’t deserve His love. I don’t deserve His grace. None of us do, but He gives it to us freely, because He loves us.

I remember a conversation with a friend a few months ago. She told me that she couldn’t go to church, because she wasn’t good enough. That God didn’t love her, because she was so sinful. This broke my heart.

God loves us all so incredibly much! He knows we will fall short. He knew it all along. Righteousness is not based off of good works.  Doing  “good” does not make one a better Christian.  It’s all love! When Jesus died on that cross, He died for all your screw-ups and mess-ups. He died for the times that you will fall short.

I wish so badly, that people could see God as more than some big man in the sky demanding orders, but as a Heavenly Father. He created us stitch by stitch. God is LOVE. He loves you so much, and He wants what is only best for you. This doesn’t always seem so, especially in tough times, but the good that comes out of those times prove that He is faithful.

We will never be perfect. We will always fail, but that is where Grace comes in. Even in the ugliest moments of our lives, the blood of Jesus saves us every single time. God sees your mistakes, and instead of counting you right there, He picks you up, dusts you off, and like any real father, says “Its all okay.” No matter what you’ve done, or where you’ve been; no matter how you fall, He picks you up again.


Romans 3:29 But God commended His love towards us, in that, while we are yet sinners, Christ died for us.

5 comments

  1. Beautiful post and reminder. Great story of grace too!

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  2. Beautiful post and reminder. Great story of grace too!

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  3. I found you through the Grace & Truth link up.. Beautifully written. Thank you for the message and reminder of grace.

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