My understanding of Grace was shaped right early in my undergraduate days on campus. I worked with a senior leader who taught me responsibility. After hours of leadership meetings running late into the night, he would still drag himself to class for night study. He came out top of his set. I learnt that Grace does not sponsor irresponsibility.

Friend, Grace does not sponsor irresponsibility. If you don’t understand the economy of Grace you would abuse it without knowing (Galatians 2:21). As powerful as God’s Grace is, it can be the very reason you will not reach your full potential in God if you don’t know how to engage it. Grace and irresponsibility are two incompatible words.

Grace has not been given to excuse us from labour; it has been given to empower us to labour (1 Corinthians 15:10). When Grace enters your life, you will work like a jackal. Stop thinking that Grace will make you not to labour. Grace does not make people lazy, rather, it makes lazy people productive (Proverbs 6:6-11, Ephesians 4:28).

The difference between Grace and human struggle is the ease and result it brings. Graceless labour is stressful labour while Graceful labour is labour with ease and peace (Psalms 127:1-2, Ecclesiastes 10:15). When you labour under Grace, you would be working without sweating. You would be making progress without struggle (Genesis 27:20).

Grace makes your results to be bigger than your labour while human effort makes your results less than your labour (1 Corinthians 15:10). Under Grace, your Two plus Two would be greater than Four. Under Gracless labour, your Two plus Two would be less than Four. You struggle to achieve the least of results.

Every spiritual blessing needs a physical body to manifest (1 Corinthians 15:46, Hebrews 10:5). You can be the most blessed person in the kingdom but without the right labour, the blessing will not show (Ephesians 1:3). What most people need is not more grace, but more labour (2 Corinthians 12:9). God’s grace has been made available for you (Titus 2:11). The question is, what are you going to do with it?

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria