You can’t take credit for that

ImageThere’s a picture in my mind of 12 year-old Lou DeCarlo racing back to catch a fly ball in centerfield. That memory for me is as awe-inspiring as the Willie Mays catch we’ve seen over and over again in sports highlight reels. Lou was naturally gifted in athletics (and I’m sure in many other areas as well). He didn’t train hours a day to make that catch. That was built into him.

I teach beginner guitar, piano and saxophone. There are students that demonstrate that truth as well. They are naturally talented musicians. In contrast, there are students that really struggle musically. There is something else they are designed for. As much as I encourage them to practice, they don’t do it because it is so frustrating for them.

God’s grace towards us is our greatest gift. We can’t take credit for being so good that God would show us favor. He loves because He is love. Jesus died for us when we were in sin.

The life He gives us in Jesus is designed for the good things that we are meant to do. Take an honest look at yourself and thank God for how good He is and how He made you. Move into the life you are called to live.

Be a blessing.

Ephesians 2:8-10 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

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