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Galatians 2:21

“I do not frustrate the grace of God; for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.”

Whenever I find myself being frustrated about something, I know that it is because I have allowed myself to move from grace to works.  God’s grace is what He freely gives to us regardless of whether or not we deserve it.  And since He freely gives it we can never earn it.

Therefore, we become frustrated when we try to earn what is freely given.  In all our efforts of trying to obtain the blessing of God through our works, we still come up empty handed because we’re not receiving what God is giving.  Paul tells the church in Galatians that they were foolish and bewitched (Gal. 3:1).  It’s foolish to think you can work for what someone is giving to you for free.  The devil is always trying to deceive God’s people into thinking that God is not that good.  To believe that God wants you to work for His blessings makes God out to be harsh and unkind.  God knows that we would never be able to reach His requirements that’s why it would be harsh and unkind.  But thank God that Jesus has meant all the requirements necessary for us to receive the blessings of God.  Jesus has redeemed us from the curse of the law and release us to the blessings of Abraham (Gal. 3:13-14).

Therefore, stop frustrating the grace of God that’s flowing in your life by trying to earn what has been freely given.  You’re efforts can’t bring prosperity, nor can they bring good health.  Your efforts will only hinder those things from flowing in your life.  Don’t be deceived it’s not by works but  by the faith of the Son of God that we are prosperous, healed, and blessed.

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