Graceful Isn’t Necessarily As Graceful Does (Five Minute Friday)

I’m linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker over at Tales From a Gypsy Mama again, for Five Minute Friday.  Set that clock for 5 minutes and just write on the topic given.  No editing.  No overthinking (Amen!).

Graceful…

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Graceful is as Graceful does.  Not always.  Sometimes it feels like the opposite is true of me.  How many times have I tripped over my shoes, up the stairs, let an ungraceful thought make it out through my lips? I’m then reminded of just how ungraceful I can be. Clomping across the floor in the most ungraceful way; much the way my Sweetgirl will when in her “big girl” dress-up shoes.

 

And yet… I’m also reminded of how much grace abounds for me, and then through me; if I’ll allow it to.  If I’ll remember Who is the source of all grace.  If I’ll surrender to His definition and His definition of grace, alone.  Then. Then I’ll be able to unleash a graceful attitude that trumps all of the ungraceful thoughts.  It’s then that I can envision floating across the floor without a care in the world, as graceful as can possibly be.  Because, I can “cast all my cares on Him who cares for me”.

 

It’s stunning how quickly those ungraceful thoughts are transformed when I just wallow for a moment in God’s precious, free, never-ending grace.  The attitude adjustment that takes place when I remember Jesus’ ultimate show of grace for me is instant.  And it’s available to all – even the most ungraceful among us (of which I am SO often one).

 

How graceful is that?

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18 thoughts on “Graceful Isn’t Necessarily As Graceful Does (Five Minute Friday)

  1. This is beautiful, Missy! Painting how ungraceful we can be, amplifies how graceful He is! And I also, love the part about wallowing in His grace! What a perfect visual, as His love transforms! Thanks so much for sharing and I just said this in the comment over at my place, but I’m so glad we met! I appreciate your encouragement more than you know!

  2. Thanks for blessing me this morning, my friend. A great reminder for another girl who needs to spend more time wallowing in His grace.

  3. ooooh i so love this part: If I’ll surrender to His definition and His definition of grace, alone. Then. Then I’ll be able to unleash a graceful attitude that trumps all of the ungraceful thoughts.

    so want that to be a reality in my life!
    its a good attitude adjustment – to be grace filled!

    blessings, claire

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