This is so important in our lives, and some are better at this than others.
It is puzzling how this can be witnessed in the lives of some, self employed Grace. It might be viewed as a peculiar trait a specific person you have witnessed in life displays. I knew a kid, as a young man, named Mario. He was a charmer. He was a sight of graciousness indeed. I don’t know the formula for how he came about, but yes, he reminds one of that piece of writing which became popular, I think it was in the eighties;
Remember, “If you bring up a child with….he will grow up to be….”
That is all I propose as to Mario’s disposition. Smooth, he was, very popular in school. I was fortunate to bring him on to work with me at the Loews Tower East in Manhattan, as a Usher (movie house). I was asked to bring kids in, for we were about to show a Blockbuster and big crowds were anticipated. My school was a little bit prestigious as public perception went, and so, having dealt with me (impressed), my bosses figured, my school would be a good source for hiring material.
What this did for me was create, front and center, a little circle of clowns, composed of Mario as the magnate, and the rest of us who worked with him at the movie theater.
Two things should be clarified;
My school was a free, public school (Art and Design High School). However, one seeking admittance, had to pass a qualifying test.
Also, when I speak of Mario’s self administered grace, this is not a reference to the Biblical Grace of God. This refers to a good and healthy state of mind. It is positive, and willful. And, yes, it does involve some positive thinking, not to be confused with “faith”. It can however be described as a blind faith, which means that circumstances may contrive to topple it.
This is a thing learned, indoctrination, when all the ingredients in the life of a individual fall perfectly into place. Yes, true, we cannot rule out the Will of God, but it is, paradoxically not to be confused with His Spirit, the Power of God. Many will disagree, especially the Mystic minded. You, the God enlightened, with Biblical knowledge, however, understand the distinction I point out (please feel free to comment, I will be gracious).
You see, point is, as to the above paragraph, that there have been those individuals which have been Graced with the Will of God providing masterful and wonderful circumstances which have produced lovely and remarkable individuals, seemingly perfect from public assessment, but the allowing, by God of negative circumstances can intercede in such lives. This produces a breaking, again, not to be identified with the Will of God which allowed the forging of such beautiful personas, now the opposite is introduced into such lives, circumstances which rock this “solid” personality.
Recovery then, can occur, but only with the Resurrecting Power of God, thus the Power of God is witnessed as a trade off for the circumstantial will of God. Get my drift?
If you like, this can be seen in Job’s life. The difference is distinctly shown here (Job).
But now we come to us self administering the Grace of God in our lives. The Children of God, are to be gracious to self. It is the Beauty of Possessing His Forgiveness, His love, His Resurrecting Power, which demands that we accept our flaws as He does provide in the package of Salvation for us, the office of High Priest (Jesus, mediator between God and Man), for the purpose of, on a daily basis confessing our sins.
Yes, even that sin of manifesting the “Adamic Assessorship”.
Yes, ramrodding self. Being cruelly harsh on yourself. Let the Spirit of adoption shine within you at those moments. Forgive yourself, accept your frailty and the whole of God’s plan and healing Power.
Manifest Christ’s healing power upon self, through love and Grace.
Thank you for spending time here. May God richly bless you, sincerely; MAO
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