I am just in reflection today of where God has brought me to. I am learning more and more about grace in my life right now. I think that God teaches us for different reasons or in different ways I guess.
You could learn after some event: for instance my time at UPS taught me that I am a much better leader than I thought that I was. Not to say that I am awesome but God gave me the opportunity and the reassurance that I can truly lead people. But only in hindsight did I learn that.
You could learn in the midst of a time in your life. Right now I am learning in the middle of my production job at Brookwood. I am learning graphic design, praise and worship strategy, and children’s ministry all at the same time on a consistent daily basis.
God can also teach you before you go through something. That’s where I have this feeling about what I am learning about grace right now. As most of you that read this blog already know, those that grow up in the church have the most difficulty understanding the idea of grace. I am beginning not only to learn this on a personal level but see other examples of it in my life. But why is God teaching me this at this time? There is coming a time where I will need this understanding for some reason.
Maybe it for when we have kids. Maybe its for my ministry. Maybe its for a friend. I don’t really know or have any inclination as to where, when or what this lesson’s end means is. But I don’t care.
Knowing more and more of the freedom that I enjoy in Christ is out of this world. I am so thankful for Brookwood (the most gracious church I have imagined!), my personal time with God that is teaching me through the book of 1 Samuel, and the people God has strategically placed around me to teach me this principal of grace! I am so incredibly blessed and can’t wait to see the hindsight part of this lesson. And I can’t wait to see the next lesson that God has for me.
What is God teaching you?