The very untimely death of Whitney Houston has once again highlighted the fact that being gifted does not exclude facing torment. Those that are gifted are the most exposed to the snares of various addictions, depression, and other mental digressions that causes an internalization of a negative reality. Many people have the notion that being gifted is a shield, but the reality is...it's really a bull's eye.
The truth is that the "Gifted" has to be allowed to be in the same position of Grace as those who consider themselves "whole." For many, the need for Grace's extension somehow seems to bypass the gifted as if Grace is not needed. Many believers are often misled and dismissive in relating to a person's private struggles. It's overwhelming when public presentation is matchless, but secretly living a personal hell, publicly. So very grateful that Grace has been a life-line when my life is truly on The line! With that being said, here are some things we should rememberconcerning Grace:
• Grace is the Infalliable, Unmerited, and Unconditional proof that God REALLY DOES LOVE US!
• Grace amazes me. It amazes me that I'm still one of God's options. He yet chooses & uses me in spite of me. Oh what Grace!
• Stay in your place of GRACE, because God's love will cover your imperfections so people won't discover your imperfections.
•When you trust God, He'll even use your shortcomings to produce His expected outcome! His strength is made perfect in your weakness. GRACE does that!
• GRACE is EXTRAVAGANT! It must be in order to convince us that God is more interested in loving us to Him than losing us to hell. Just ask the woman with the alabaster box!