School is officially DONE and DUSTED!
If I could scream and shout how I survived two years it’ll be – GRACE UPON GRACE UPON GRACE.
It was in this season of my life where I truly understood the active power of grace in my life. Trust me, it was through many errors of trying to do it all, by putting MY own merits and seeing MY strength as sufficient, that my world crashed down on me. I was found in a fetal position overwhelmed by life. It allowed an arsenal of fear, threats, and doubts to creep into my life, my work and ministry. But despite all of this, His mercy and grace reached out to me. I found favor with my lecturers, I passed all my assignments despite many late submissions and it led me to realize that He is indeed in control. It lifted my faith and I began to propel to a place of sweet surrender.
Romans 5:2 (NKJV)
through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
I finally understood that surrender was a channel of where God’s blessings can really flow and OH, how liberating it was! I wonder how many of us might experience true joy and peace if we just simply surrender our burdens to God?
It was the grace of God that gave me the power and desire that helped me finished this course. As I look back, I’m so thankful on how God exposed the posture of my heart in that season and how he gently led me to a place of sweet surrender – to tap on His strength, to surrender daily, and to trust Him. To understand that grace is not just mercy. It is empowerment and an overflow!
As I embarked on the next phase of adulting- I know that much more grace is needed. I hope to encourage you today with whatever season you may be, that instead of grabbing for ourselves, we would enter a place of sweet surrender, surging forward in faith, and experience the active power of grace like never before.
Grace listens to your heart, lifts up, cures, transforms and heals. Grace comes near, does not avoid you. Grace is Jesus, Jesus is grace.
II Corinthians 12:9 (ESV)
9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
What I Wore/13/ dress, Pomelo, Jacket, Vintage Gap, Shoes, Vans, and Bag, from Bali.