It took me 23 years of living before I realized I didn’t know how. I thought I knew what it meant to be a grown up, a good person, a Christian. But I didn’t really know how to live.
That was before I met Grace.
Grace didn’t walk the streets with me at 2 am or find me drunk in a college dorm room. Grace didn’t stand at the end of a driveway and wait for me to come home while I spent years squandering my inheritance.
Grace came softly.
Waited while I worked hard to please every person in the room. Watched as I pleaded with my mom to keep me home from first grade on the first day of school because I didn’t know how to do it. Comforted as I sat alone on my couch as a newlywed, overwhelmed with loneliness even though I was no longer alone.
I want to tell you what Grace has done for me, want to spill it out ugly all over the page, want to sit with you and shake my head and say Can you even believe it? Many of you can believe it, because Grace has done it for you too.
I believe that grace is wildly misunderstood among us. Well-intended us. Bible verse memorizing us. Sunday school us. Disciplined, check-listy, try hard us. We talk about grace with balance, grace holding hands with discipline, grace married to the law.
But Grace doesn’t balance out, flirt with discipline, or marry law. And that can be uncomfortable.
If grace doesn’t in some way and on some level offend you, perhaps you haven’t met Jesus.
Grace for the Good Girl is for those of us who have done life right but don’t know how to live life well. I’ll be here all week, sharing with you more about me, the book, this good girl I’m learning how to let go of. I hope you’ll come back and listen, nod your head a little, and join me as we walk this road to let go of the try hard life together.
Can’t wait to see you back here tomorrow where I’ll be standing in the (in)courage doorway with my arms filled with loot to giveaway. Until then, I would love to hear from you in the comments. Do you have any questions you would like answered this week as it relates to this book or this good girl life?
Grace for the Good Girl releases September 1 but is available for purchase tomorrow!