A year ago today, I took the leap of faith in committing to my relationship with God and I can tell you, it has been far from easy. With so much encouragement from the people nearest to my heart and many, many strangers, I can say I’m proud of myself. From thinking the nature of grace is if I’m walking in grace, I do not have to pay anything. It will all just come in time. To learning to not let grace deceive me. Pay the price. Because where I’m paying the greatest price and making the biggest sacrifice, will be the same place where God will release the ultimate success in my life and everything I’m paying for it. Everything I’m giving for it. Everything I’m walking away from to get it. And although my payments hurt, I know once I’ve seen the other side, it all will become worth it a million times over. So in the grace of all the highs and lows, I’ll always remember to praise.
Praise being faithful when my heart is broken; staying when I want to run and quit; pushing through when it looks as though it’s never going to work; being consistent, even when the embarrassment is unbearable; holding on when all I see is backwards instead of forwards. Praise and pay it all to God.
So today, I’m humbled in truly understanding that this life isn’t mine to question or to ever know the why’s. It’s mine to just simply walk.