When we desire growth and understanding of where we are in our faith life, we have to step back and identify the things which could be stalling us from reaching the next level or even maintaining where we are currently; ”severed grace” could be the issue. How can you make sure you’re open to receiving God’s grace?
How many times in our life do we feel that God has stepped away from our side? How often do we feel that God doesn’t hear us when our prayers go unanswered? Regardless of whatever way we word the questions, there are times we feel very alone and wonder if God has left us to handle things by ourselves; the answer is, He NEVER does.
When most of us talk about being “Superman” (or “Superwoman”) in our days, it is mostly about completing an immense amount of tasks or doing the seemingly impossible item off our to-do list. In these moments, we may see ourselves as a superhero, but what happens when we aren’t able to fulfill every “world saving” aspect in our day?
The beginning of the New Year can be a very stressful time for people. We place so much expectation on what will be and all we hope for. Working to become someone we are not can bring us to failure rather than success. I am inviting each of us into a year of excelling with the gifts we possess and realizing who we are capable of being. For me, it’s truly not about “change” as much as it is growth.
Let’s be honest, we don’t really handle being patient too well in this age where everything uses an app to give us information immediately or where things ship immediately the moment we hit the “send” on our phone. It becomes nearly impossible to prepare ourselves for what is going in the world around us because everything happens so fast; including Christmas.