I have a favor. Today, I am asking you all to grant yourself some grace and this word gets crowded around grace. We hear about the grace of God and we hear about the unmerited, the free unmerited favor that God has for us and you hear about favor not being fair, but sometimes that's hard to break down and digest for ourselves and so when I say grant yourself some grace, think of it as how you think of a baby and you guys may have heard this analogy, but just think of how you think of a little baby that's just learning to walk. You love them even if they can't talk. You love them even when they can't walk. You give them chance after chance after chance to get it together. Chance after chance to be able to walk from here to there. Chance after chance to be able to feed themselves. Chance after chance to be able to say Mama or daddy. Chance after chance to grow up and you let that baby have an opportunity and you still love that baby anyway.
We all love the possibility of that baby. You don't see that happening in any kind of way, you don’t be like, “Dang! baby, you can't even walk” depending on who you are. I'm not asking for a friend. I'm asking for me that you grant yourself the grace to be okay, to take the pressure off of yourself. Everyone in these COVID time, in these moments of civil unrest where people are truly discovering what race that the difference between racism and anti-racism, the difference of having white privilege even is and knowing that you can use these privileges to be an ally in this time of discovery and I just found out, like people are just finding out but what I would like for you to find out is about this level of grace that it's okay for you to grant yourself. It's okay for you to love yourself. It's okay to be tired. It's okay to take a nap. It's okay to not push so hard. I'm not saying I don't push at all or don't try or don't do, but grant yourself the grace to not get it right the first time. Grant yourself the grace, the unmerited favor that God grants us, the love that we have for a child, the understanding that we have for someone else that can't do it for themselves while we are someone else, we are someone else. We can't do it for ourselves. Grant yourself the grace to ask.
Love yourself, you love someone else so much harder and so much better, so much stronger and so many more opportunities and so many more passes for other people that you don't grant for yourself. So my favor, I'm asking you for favor, grant yourself a grace, because the grace you grant yourself, it rolls down, because some of us we're having a hard time dealing with our own issues, but we have to deal with everyone else's issues that are not allowing themselves the grace to get help in any way that they need it. Is that helping your business? Is that helping with your therapist? Is that helping with your workout? Is that helping in having a conversation with your family members? Having that conversation with your mom? Give yourself the grace to ask for the help you need and receive it. You asked for something so now, it's time to receive the grant of the grace to move forward. Grant yourself the grace to grow, grant yourself to fail forward, grant yourself the grace to just love and just love yourself where you are and as you grow, just keep loving people.
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