After ministering at both first and second services in Church that day, a young man approached me and asked; “Sir, I noticed you did not check your notes all through your ministrations. How did you get to do it? How can I also operate like this?” My response to him is the subject of our discussion today; educate your grace.
Friend, you have an area of Grace. You have a unique manifestation of God in your life (Galatians 2:8). You are not like every other person. There is something special about you. You have a competitive advantage in your area of calling. When you find that area, struggle ceases, ease steps in and you become a wonder to your world (Psalms 71:7).
You can either grace your education or educate your grace. The vast majority of people in our world only grace their education. Everyone is out there learning something, acquiring knowledge, gathering information. Some people do not even yet know what they should do with their lives, yet they are getting knowledge and asking God to pour His grace on it.
“Train up a child in the way he should go…” (Proverbs 22:6). Education is useless when your place of Grace is not discovered. This is why the original Latin word for education is “educo” which means “to draw out or develop from within”. The right education is not just one that gives you knowledge but one that helps you to discover where you are to function in life and helps you to maximize the same.
If you would become God’s best for you, don’t just grace your education; educate your grace. Find your place of Grace and educate it. Find where you belong and school yourself in that area. I knew as far back as 18 years ago that I was going to be in ministry, that knowledge redirected my learning and development. I educated my ministry grace and I’m still doing so.
“…But I laboured more abundantly than they all…” (1 Corinthians 15:10). Find your place of Grace and educate it. If it is business, get the best education in that line. As a career person, develop competence. As a pastor, stand out in your unique calling. Like I told that young man, preaching without opening my notes is not a gift, it is a product of consistent investment in learning and personal development. What about you?
© ‘Demola Awoyele
Destiny Impact Church