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Zakar Today: Embrace the Gap


Would you pay to “get it right?”

Would you pay to be able to thrive in every are of life without a hitch? 

Do you ever feel a little crazy knowing that you are capable of having a patience filled morning and a short-tempered night…all in the same day?
It’s almost as though you’re torn between who you want to be and who you still are. Funny enough, you’re capable of displaying characteristics of both! You can be incredibly responsible as it relates to finances but completely irresponsible as it relates to family matters. You could hand out grace all day to everyone you meet, and throw an emotional tantrum before bed when you have a disagreement with someone.

How do we reconcile the difference? It’s possible to live life in light of the not-so-pretty attitudes that surface and the polished version of you that most people know. 

The devotional, Once a Day 40 Days to Easter says: “The record of human history can be viewed as the story of the conflict between the power of sin and the power of God’s grace.” 

Chances are women beat themselves up because they are running toward what they believe to be right and we don’t expect to crash. We don’t expect to fail. We don’t expect to get it wrong. Then we reel back in shock and disappointment whenever it occurs. Let’s challenge ourselves to be fearless.  
Let’s challenge ourselves to be honest about our process. Though you’ve fallen, you have not failed in life. Though you may struggle, you are not beyond growth. In fact, the struggle is a sign of growth.

Jesus reminds us,

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Rest in this truth: it’s not about getting to the point where you effectively succeed in every area of life. It’s not about making decisions in a way such that you’ll never again have to apologize. It’s not about never again needing grace.
If we live in light of the eternity set before us, we will gain a pureness of heart. It’s promised that this purity will help us see God. 
We can surely trust that everything shifts when we are aware of and resting in the presence of God. Merely seek Him.

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:33-34‬ ‭NIV‬‬

 

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