ASIDE: This is post meant for my It Works team, but I wanted to share this with you, since anyone can relate. Please feel free to click on the links below to listen in. NO, this is not a recruiting tactic. It’s just good info for anyone about self sabotage.
So excited to share this call with you. Why? I want to share this call with you because I feel it is something I was LED to. I was looking for a topic to share with you and I felt led to the closet. Something just told me to go straight. Well, looking in my closet, it was cluttered enough that you didn’t initially even see anything, but I stepped forward in faith to look. Aha! There were 2 books there. I picked up the first one, and it looked good, but then beneath it, there was a 2nd book. I opened to the 3rd chapter and just knew that was the material I would use. In faith, I read the chapter and was happy to share some good info with you. What happened next was so wonderful. As I was scrolling through my newsfeed, this came up:
Wow! I love confirmation that I am going in the right direction, don’t you?
THEN…this morning, in my bible study, I found THIS!!
Getting What You Don’t Deserve
The vast majority of people allow God to help them only when they think they deserve it. At one time in my life I was that way. For years I allowed God to help me only when I thought I had earned it, when I thought I had done enough good deeds to deserve His help.
That kind of thinking doesn’t produce an attitude of gratitude and thanksgiving. If we think we deserve what we receive, then it is no longer a gift but a reward or “payment for services rendered.” The difference between receiving what we do not deserve and receiving what we do deserve is the difference between grace and works.
I encourage you to open your heart and allow God’s grace to come into your life to help you in your everyday walk. Always remember that when you feel frustrated, it is because you are living by your own effort and need to get back into God’s grace by allowing Him to work through you.
Learn to let God do you a favor. Give up trying to deserve God’s help, and let Him supply your every need.
Prayer Starter: Lord, I realize the foolishness of only accepting Your help when I feel like I deserve it. I give up on my own works and receive Your grace. Thank You for helping me in every situation, even when I don’t deserve it.
It was also fun to know that the book I read from was only $4 with shipping on Amazon! What does that say to me? Book club time! Let’s all get the book and discuss. I think it will be good for all of us! No worries. If you don’t get yours in time, I will read it to you each week and we will discuss every Sunday Night, if possible. I am truly excited!
Here is the link for the call:
Here is the link for the book: (GET IT!!)