There are varying degrees of grace upon our lives…some more than others. It is Father’s plan to distribute these gifts as He wills. The question is: Can we honor that which He’s given to us? Equally so: Can we honor that which He’s given to others?
“To each of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift.” [Ephesians 4:7]
To honor the gift given to ourselves, we are to willingly operate in that gift, while being a blessing to those around us. Gifts should not lie dormant, nor be used for self gain. That which is from God is to be treasured. “A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from Heaven.” [John 3:27] While acknowledging the Source of this grace, it is our privilege to utilize it to the fullest extent.
Honoring the gift given to another crucifies our pride. Submitting to someone with great grace will spotlight the selfish struggle ~ the anxiety or potential ill will that stirs within. It is a generous heart that not only recognizes these graces upon another but displays honor by sincerely rejoicing with them.
Jockeying for title or position is not Kingdom mentality. Neither is it righteous to withhold respect from whom respect is due. The one with the most grace will offer even greater grace in return.
Too often the perpetrator will lie to us that, should we offer grace, something will be removed from our personal blessing container. The opposite is true. The more we extend grace and honor to others, the more that comes back to us in return.
Father watches His children to see who is mature enough to receive the expanding of territory. The more we prove ourselves to be generous of heart, the more He can entrust into our care.