A Dead End
Are you stuck on that merry-go-round and you can't seem to get off? Stuck. Stuck in something. Tangled up. Roped in. Circling the same block. Stuck in a ... dead end. Yes, we can feel stuck. We keep doing things, things that we think are supposed to make a difference, and nothing changes. We're stuck. Stuck in a dead end. Romans 6: 20-21 MSG "As long as you did what you felt like doing, ignoring God, you didn’t have to bother with right thinking or right living, or right anything for that matter. But do you call that a free life? What did you get out of it? Nothing you’re proud of now. Where did it get you? A dead end." Whether it's a figurative or a literal dead end, it sucks to have to be there. You try to get off the ride, but you can't seem to find the way. You try and try, but you don't know how to take that leap from here to there.
Jesus knows the way. Truly. He has this way of knowing just what we need to tackle that monster that's keeping us stuck. Grace is the answer. Grace is freedom from the dead ends that keep us circling the dead ends in our lives. Dead ends feel like the end of the world, but they aren't. It means that you have to change the way you planned to get there, and go the way Jesus has planned for you. Hand over your GPS to God. GPS = Grace Promises Strength. GPS = God Planned Situations. GPS = Grace Positioned Stratagies. You get the idea. Let God drive.
2 Corinthians 12:9 MSG "My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness." Grace is the best kind of gift. Grace is .... Favor...Charis...Love. Jesus helps us in our time of need, not because He wants something from us, or because we can give Him anything in return. It's all about His love. He enables us with strength to overcome our dead ends, because we are loved by Him. Loved. Because of Grace we can find our way out of that dead end. Because of Grace we can leap off that merry-go-round. Grace. His Grace is full of infinite possibilities.
His Grace = Us Unstuck