I Don’t Have Grace For That
Have you ever heard a Christian say that they don’t have grace for something?
Christians often make the statement, but is it true?
This statement is often used as evidence that God is leading someone out of something or that a particular season is coming to an end.
Let’s look at this a little closer.
So what you’re saying is that God removes his grace to signal that he’s calling you to a different commitment, but he does it while you’re still committed to the previous thing before you can get out of it?
Is that true?
No, it’s not.
The bible says that his grace is sufficient. (2 Cor 12:9) The bible says that we have everything we need for life and godliness. (2 Peter 1:3)
Let’s call this what it is. It’s a spiritualized excuse. It’s a cop out. What we’re really saying is that it’s really hard to persevere through to the end of our commitment and we either want a way out or an excuse to give up or stop trying.
If your single or engaged, you have sufficient grace to be single and pure all the way up until the day you are married.
If you’re married, God’s grace is available “until death do you part”.
If you have a new job but you’re finishing up at your old job, you have the grace you need to finish well.
If the ministry you’re serving in is coming to an end, you have what you need to finish strong.
If a season committed to working with a particularly difficult person is coming to an end, you have all the grace you need to love well until it’s over.
And if you find yourself in a difficult season in life where you don’t feel like you have grace for it, perhaps it’s not a sign that you’re season is up but rather an opportunity to walk in greater levels of grace that Jesus promised.
The truth is that you do have grace for whatever circumstance you are currently bound to.
His grace is sufficient.
You have everything you need for life and godliness.
Walk in it.
About Josh Christophersen
Josh is a software engineer, church planter, and blogger with a passion for helping people do their life well. He lives in KC with his wife and 7 kids.