Under the circumstances, she cancelled the full $585 debt! Grace came so easy for her at that moment. Her embarrassment, almost made it as if she felt she owed me something and that I was the one forgiving her!
In your daily circumstances, in your workplace, or family there are always opportunities to give grace to others. When grace becomes your habit, you are really wearing your faith. Grace smells of Jesus — and that’s an attraction.
As one who is looking to share your pleasure in Christ with others, here are a few points to consider about multiplying grace in your workplace.
1. Minor mistakes can be laughed away. However, big mistakes almost always carry residual baggage of guilt. Is there anyway you can help people be free from that baggage?
2. If someone makes a mistake, find a point of empathy. For example share a time when you have made a similar mistake.
3. How often do you compliment people on their work? To NOT give an occasional compliment to people with whom you work daily, can be perceived that you are judging them negatively. No one likes to work under condemnation – real or perceived. Look for ways to praise the people around you and your influence in others area will grow.
4. Vocalize your empathy. People often don’t know you are wishing goodwill toward them until you voice your thoughts.
Remember – grace changes everything.