It’s the grace for me

Somebody is facing a tough situation right now. You don’t know why it showed up at your house or how it got your name and number, but it did. You’ve tried to figure out why the enemy has shown up looking, talking, and dressing like your cousin, why the lies being spread are coming from somebody you considered a friend, why a rock was thrown from your sibling’s hand, or why no one is willing to defend you, this time, not even your parent.

Now, it’s playing with your emotional and mental well-being because you’re angry and on the verge of revenge. Surely, they deserve it right? Yep, they might, but you aren’t the one to give it.

Look beloved, this may be hard to read and harder to digest but sometimes you have to extend grace to folk, you feel don’t deserve it. Why? Because God has given you grace when you didn’t. You have to understand, well you don’t but you should, people are who they are. You can’t force people to treat you like YOU treat them. You can’t expect a YOU from folk because well, they aren’t you.

Yes, some will treat you right, don’t get it twisted. However, some won’t. Stop trying to force people to be on the level you are when they aren’t. Stop trying to get people to react the way you would, they aren’t you. Stop applying your expectations to a situation or person because this is when you will get your feelings hurt.

What you do instead, extend grace. What do you mean by extending grace? Not treating folk how they deserve. Understand, you don’t have to deal with them anymore, but you also don’t have to hate them, wish bad on their life or seek revenge. God got it like He has you.

“And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.” — Romans 11:6

It’s the grace for me!

Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

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