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A common Christian teaching is that grace is unmerited mercy (favour) that God gave to humanity by sending his Son, Jesus Christ, to die on a cross, thus securing man's eternal salvation from sin.

In normal terms we say it is the unlimited, unmerited and undeserved favour of God.

2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV):

9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.’

The grace of God shows up stronger and becomes more and more visible in our lives when we are at our weakest and lowest points, when we have no answers and nowhere to turn to.

When I started my journey in the corporate world, I had no formal education beyond my Matric and an NQF Level 5 certificate. I started as a consultant in a contact center and enjoyed the phase, but I just had so much drive and wanted more out of life.

The norm said that for me to climb up the corporate ladder, I had to have a degree; my circumstances just did not match my dream.

As a child of God, however, I was fully aware of what I did and didn’t have: I did not have a degree, great working experience or contacts but I had something even more impactful – the grace of God. God’s favor, unlimited, unmerited, and undeserved in my life.

With this awareness, I did my best in the workplace, using my charming personality, a teachable spirit and God’s grace, to get ahead. I got promotion after promotion; people in higher positions liked the energy that I brought to the table and I would smile through all interviews. My last job in corporate was as a manager and managing a lot of the people who started on contact center level. It was never because I was smarter than them, oh no! I had the grace of God upon my life and I knew how to tap into it.

Tyler Perry, when interviewed about his success in the entertainment industry said, “I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW I GOT TO THIS POINT; IT IS ALL THE GRACE OF GOD.”

I can certainly attest to this in my own life – God’s grace continues to open doors for me that I do not deserve and in the natural do not qualify for. I have seen His hand of grace in my relationships, in my career, on our ministry and in our lives in general.

You see, grace has taken me out of many very hard circumstances. I recall a season in my life where both my mother and older sister where imprisoned at the same time – what a difficult time it was for me, mentally, emotionally, financially and spiritually! However, that season, grace kept me and grace brought me out.

God’s grace will even beautify you! Have you ever been in a situation where you cannot get a new hairstyle, have your nails done or get a new dress for a wedding? Well, in those seasons, God’s grace was upon me so much that I would look beautiful.

Grace helps us in times of need; it is that peace in the midst of a storm, that hope in the face of hopelessness and that courage when faced with discouragement.

Hebrews 4:16 (NKJV):

‘Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.’

As a nation, a generation and a people we are surely living in very difficult times, a time where the enemy is certainly doing his rounds and we find ourselves tempted on every side but God’s grace is always with us and with His grace, we will overcome.

Romans 5:20 (NKJV):

20 Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more…”

By grace we are forgiven.

By grace we are bold.

By grace we find favour.

By grace we continue to live and flourish.

Certainly, when I look back at my life, it has and will always be the grace of God, God’s favour unlimited, unmerited and undeserved.

I want you to know, my sister and my brother, that God’s grace will keep you right where you are and at the right time, God’s grace will bring you out of the valley and set you on the mountain top.

Much love and blessings

Theodora Mooketsi

Women Of Reverence welcomes Theodora Mooketsi as a guest blogger.

Theodora Mooketsi is a working wife, mom, conference host, preacher and speaker. She is the founder of the Wordlife Organization, which is an evangelistic ministry, and she co-pastors Seasons Church with her husband.

Her biggest conviction is that, by God’s grace, “Africa will be saved.”

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