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Grace and Self-Image

It’s hard to see ourselves for who we really are.

“For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.” -Romans 12:3

Paul realizes that the self-image called for here is only possible through and by the grace of God.  There are too many forces pulling us one way or another for us to do it in our own strength.

When we think of ourselves too highly, grace reminds us it’s all a gift.  When we think of ourselves too lowly, grace reminds us that the gift was given because in Christ, God loves us deeply.

Grace is the balance that keeps us steady in Him.  May you walk steady today!

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