My kid’s are not perfect. They never have been, and I am not one of those delusional parents that thinks they were. They are almost 22, 19 and 17 , and I can honestly say “I have great kids.” Yes, they have their moments. Yes, there is room for improvements, but overall they are great. I remember my parents always said “Wait until you have kids, they will be just like you. Then you will know.” I was not a great teenager, and neither were my husband, nor my daughter’s dad.
As a sinner, I didn’t deserve God’s grace. I suppose none of us do. I am a product of a dysfunctional family. I rebelled against my parents and walked away from God from ages 12-17, even though I knew I was His child. I lied. I lived an immoral life. I found out I was pregnant three days after my 16th birthday, although in the back of my mind I knew even as I continued partying. I am a divorce. I am often controlled by my selfish desire and emotions. I am opinionated and strong-willed. I like to be right, sometimes not taking in to account how that impacts others.
Yet, I can because His grace empowers me to do everything He has called me to do. I can look back on my life and know for certain that God’s grace is the reason that my life is transformed. Yes, there are areas that I still have a lot of work for Him to do, but most people would never believe the things that God has brought me through. Never believe from where God has brought me. But it is the broken path that I have walked, that makes me so appreciate God’s grace.
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