In Others’ Words: Inner Grace
I just didn’t know the journey I would need to take to “function and give as I was meant to in the eye of God” was going to be so arduous.
Inner spiritual grace sounded so beautiful … so delicate.
And yet it has been a battle to claim grace.
I’ve had to face some harsh truths about who I was.
I’d lived decades of my life believing a lie. I wrestled with God for months before I stopped fighting him about the truth of my past … telling him I couldn’t handle the truth. When I finally stretched myself out before him, facedown on the carpet in the sanctuary in a small church in Florida, and said, “I’m done fighting. Help me learn how to live with the truth of what happened” — his grace surrounded me.
Accepting the truth of who I was, while the first step of healing, meant people I loved weren’t going to agree with me. Weren’t going to support me. Ultimately, those people were going to walk away from me.
You can’t label a lie as the truth just to keep someone happy.
Walking in the truth, however feebly, was the first step to achieving my longed for state of inner spiritual grace.
In Your Words: How have you discovered inner spiritual grace? What helps you function and give as you were meant to in the eye of God?
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