Grace has been severally defined as unmerited favor. However, I will like to define grace as that unseen elixir in someone’s life that causes him or her to be noticed, chosen and favored even when he or she is ‘undeserving’ as it were. The elixir causes men to fall over themselves to do him good. David is an example of one whom though was not qualified, the grace of God located and lifted to a position of advantage. “So Jesse sent for his youngest son and brought him in. He was ruddy, with beautiful eyes and a handsome appearance. And the LORD said, “Rise and anoint him, for he is the one.”” 1 Samuel 16: 12.
If you study from verse one of the same chapter, you would have noticed that David was not even at the meeting where Prophet Samuel was to anoint one of Jesse’s sons as the king to replace King Saul. He was in the field tending the sheep and Samuel had to send for him. That is grace. It will locate you wherever you are.
The grace of God gives you the advantage in any situation. If you are a Christian, it is by grace that you have been saved. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God” Ephesians 2: 8. In other words, the salvation you have and enjoy now is by the grace of God. “For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters” Romans 8: 29.
Understand that whatever you enjoy as a Christian today is all as a result of the grace of God that is operational in your life. The eternal life, righteousness, peace, gift of faith, and the Holy Spirit are all products of God’s grace. Therefore, learn to take advantage of this special gift of grace. Yes, grace is a gift from God to you. “And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace” John 1: 16. You do not have to question yourself as to whether you have grace or not. From His fullness He gave you grace upon grace.
“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen” 2 Peter 3: 18. An important thing about grace is that you can grow in it. Yes, you can grow your grace to have more advantage in life. And how does one grow his or her grace you might ask? One of the ways you can grow your grace is through the Word of God. “And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified” Acts 20: 32.
Yet another way you can grow your grace and win more in life is service. When you learn to service others in humility, especially your pastor, His grace will be multiplied in your life. You would find yourself being favoured and having special or divine advantage over others in life. “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms” 1 Peter 4: 10.