If we’re being honest with ourselves, how often do we respond to the blunders of others with grace? Seeking to love them with the grace of the gospel and by doing so fostering godly connections ought to be a goal of believers.
If I’m honest with myself, I would say that I rarely have self-control to respond with grace specifically with my children. I didn’t realize that I was an angry person until I had kids and it has been a sanctifying experience ever since. However, I am absolutely grateful at the growth that I’ve seen over the past couple years and that God is growing me into a mom who can check herself before responding a bit more. Praise Him!
Keri from Living in This Season wrote a post called Generous Grace where she shares a story where I see myself in her role at times – responding to my kids out of frustration or anger. Often I have to come to the Lord with my sinful heart in repentance and put sin to death. I’m in need of sensitivity training and I often have to ask my kids for forgiveness.
In the unpredictable moments of chaos, it can be difficult to choose grace. My natural inclination is to respond with anger or frustration, but those reactions do not characterize the life I want to live.”
Do you struggle with choosing to be gracious in moments of frustration? I hope you are encouraged to trust God through reading this post from Keri!
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