But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you—see that you also excel in this grace of giving. 2 Corinthians 8:7
Grace is an unmerited divine assistance given to humans. Grace is a virtue coming from God. It is a very special favour from God.
Grace ease stress, it makes a way, it makes a difference, it makes one stand out. Grace is unique and great.
In the Bible, Esther was not the finest amongst the women. It was grace that showed up for her.
As humans, we all labour; we think, plan and work to earn a living and achieve something.
All our labour without God's grace will yield nothing. Grace may not produce anything except man works hard, it becomes operational when human efforts are in place.
Whatever your hands do, do it well with all your heart, put more efforts, give your very best. Nothing good comes from the hands of a lazy person.
The pathway to a great life and succeeding future is hardwork. God's grace gets things to be done in a quick way.
It's not until you merit it or you're qualified. It's an unmerited favor from God to those who work hard. It supersedes ones efforts.
If at some point you made something happen, it's wasn't by your ability. It was God's grace.
On this new month, may you never run out of God's grace. You are lifted and shifted! Amen