Ten seconds seem like a sweet forever when you want something Other than what you need.
As any recovering addict can tell you, every second that you are able to stay away from the thing that you crave is a second of victory. And any God-loving addict will also tell you that every second you move closer to Him and away from That Thing That Beckons is a gift of grace.
I pray for a ten second grace period, often, throughout my day. Indeed, there have been 24-hour stretches, around here, where I probably spent more time begging God to provide those seconds than I did anything else.
Some days, you need a whole heckuva lot more than a few extra seconds to get your act in gear. Other days, it only takes a split second to make the better choice.
In her new book, The Best Yes, Lysa TerKeurst says you “steer where you stare”.
Today, God, grace me with a few extra seconds to fix my gaze on You. –Tweet that!
I don’t know what you specifically need a grace period for, but I know that we humans? We all need one for something. I pray you get that, today, my friend.
Oh, how I do!
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