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From Embarrassment to Grace

“When he arrived and saw what the grace of God had done, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts.”

– Acts 11:23

The following is an excellent concept, the sixth in our series of Biblical world-changing thoughts: Move from embarrassment to walking in grace. The word “shame” initially came to mind, but I think the word embarrassment fits better since we often feel embarrassed over making mistakes. Confidence does not come from pretending to be confident. Confidence comes from competence, which is achieved by getting better, and trial and error. If you want to succeed at something, you have to be willing to be a little embarrassed at first.

Remember, nobody comes out of the womb with the ability to excel. Nobody is born with the ability to instantly play the piano or drive well. Do you remember learning to drive? I remember watching my sister doing her makeup while driving with her knee, and listening to music. When I first started, I wondered how she did it! My initial driving experience was embarrassing, but now I drive with my In-N-Out and Diet Coke. 

Friend, everyone can relate to the feeling of learning something new. When you want to learn things and practice them in real life, you have to accept that sometimes you will feel embarrassed. As you transition from good to better to great, God has great grace for you! In some situations, you’ll have to bluff your way through. There are times when you just have to try. As you improve, don’t forget to own your scars and your past. What if you tell others that God saved and rescued you from your mistakes? Having received God’s grace, you can testify that your life has been transformed! 

Prayer


Father, my gratitude goes out to you for your grace as I move from good to better to great!

Reflection


Do you have an open mind to learning new things, even if you are embarrassed at first?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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