Sometimes people confuse the grace of God with fatalism. Fatalism is the idea that we cannot change our circumstances despite what we do, so we just allow fate to take its course. Grace is God’s unmerited favor. Although we are totally dependent on the grace of God, it does not mean we sit passively and do nothing to utilize grace. Imagine yourself lying in the sunshine on a grassy hill on a warm summer’s day. A huge rock begins to roll down the hill towards you. Fatalism says, “There’s nothing I can do about it. Being crushed by this rock must be my destiny.” That is crazy! The grace of God says, “I do not have to just lie here and be crushed by a rock. I will accept and utilize the strength and grace God has given me, and I will get out of its way!” God wants to give us more and more of His grace; to live victorious as Christians…he gives us more grace…(James 4:6). At every turn, God is offering grace to us!
He gives us more grace!
About the Author: Larry Kreider
Larry has spent the past four decades training leaders to make disciples with the small group concept. Larry serves as the international director of DOVE International, a worldwide network of over 1,100 churches in 25 nations. Larry has written more than 40 books and travels extensively teaching and imparting practical discipleship to leaders globally. Read about Larry or catch up on Larry’s blog.