Grace.

img_2193I see you friend. Some days are harder than others. You’re looking ahead at the week and you’re barely keeping it together. You feel like you’re failing your tasks and falling short of all the expectations you put on yourself. Another week. More spit-up or bills coming in or bosses who are furious or health issues unfolding. You’re more than tired, you’re exhausted.

Breathe. God’s grace has you covered. Free gift, all yours, just reach out. I find it hard to accept this gift in my daily life sometimes. It’s a choice, especially on the hard days, to remember that I can never be enough on my own so I have to intentionally tap into the one who is perfect.

Here’s a couple quick ways to put His grace into action this week. (By the way I’m preaching to myself here!)

1. Let’s pray for an easier time to accept our imperfections and lack of ability to do everything 110% and rely on a perfect God. Perfection isn’t realistic and pride gets in the way so often. Let’s acknowledge how much we need Him and run to the one who helps us since we WILL fall short.

2. We gotta let “it” go. We’ll fail as women and moms every day, there’s no doubt about it. Don’t believe Satan’s lies that mistakes, falling short, failing, and hard times can’t be redeemed. God will use it all for His glory so take it off your shoulders. Accept the freedom that it’s not about you.

3. It’s time to stop comparing. JUST STOP! We are letting it steal our joy, rob us from accepting and giving grace, and inducing pity parties the size of a royal wedding. It isn’t going to get us anywhere. Everyone struggles. Simply focus on doing the best you can with what God has given you in your story today. It may be comparing yourself to others OR comparing yourself to your own expectations of perfection.

So here’s to a grace filled week that we can tackle no matter what’s ahead. Lean into His strength and know while we will never be enough, He always will be.

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)

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