Grace.

I am not a big fan of tennis. In fact, I can’t recall the last time I sat to watch a full game. But the story of Sloane Stephens is one I will like to highlight. There was something slightly different about her story that struck a cord in me.  Her story is no different from every successful story you must have heard growing up, but hers sounded a bit more unique to me.

For those that may be as clueless as I was before she made headlines–Sloane Stephens is an American Tennis player who recently just won five WTA singles titles, including her first major at the 2017 US Open Final for First Grand Slam Win. This victory that has catapulted her career into a new realm all happened early September.

Let’s rewind:

A month before her victory (August 2017), Sloane Stephens was ranked number nine-hundred and fifty-seven (957). During the month of May, she was recovering from a stress fraction in her foot that needed almost a year off to recover. But here we are today, September 2017, and she is currently ranked number 17 with a career prize money of about $8.2 million all while making history.

When God wants to elevate you, it comes grand and magnificent. When God wants to bless you, His blessings are overwhelmingly abundant. When God wants to use you, He doesn’t look at your previous status. To go from a ranking of 957 to 17 within a month time span is what I like to refer to as God’s grace. His grace takes you from where you think you need to be to where you ought to be.

Sloane story reminds me of the popular story of Joseph in the bible. Joseph went from being sold to slavery and jailed to becoming fully in charge of all the land of Egypt. During every stage, the Lord was with Joseph.

When God wants to elevate you, your current situation serves as the perfect stepping stool to catapult you to the next level. But we must stay with Him, we must acknowledge Him, and accept that although the circumstances aren’t so favorable and appealing– He knows what He is doing.

1 peter 5:6 tells us to “humble [our]selves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt [us] at the proper time.” Romans 8:18 reminds us that “our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” Lastly, in 2 Corinthians 12:9, God assures us that His “grace is sufficient for [us], for [His] power is made perfect in weakness.”

His Grace is all you need. Keep the Faith alive. Your elevation and blessings will come!

#thesunshinethagain!

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2 responses to “Grace.”

  1. Absolutely loved this post! Gods grace is more than sufficient and we need to live in this truth!

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    1. Absolutely! His grace is very much sufficient. Thank you sis!

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