To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, – Ephesians 3:8
Take a look at this illustration from the Apostle Paul; “To me, who am less than the least of all saints” he starts off with his position as not better than any of the saints” so we are clear that it has nothing to do with ability. But a particular grace (this grace) was given to him to fulfil purpose and the purpose was to preach and not only to preach but to preach something specific to a specific group of people; the Gentiles; the unsearchable riches of Christ. This is not your usual day-to-day task unless God has given you the mandate to do it.
If the Lord asks you to do something that has never been done before, you need His grace. The grace of God is what makes the difference in the journey of our lives. Paul was asked to preach a message that no one has heard before, it was unsearchable in his days so no matter how hard one tried, you can’t find it preached anywhere. With such message comes resistance, doubt and possibly persecution but grace was given to him to preach to those who will either believe or doubt it. The purpose of that grace was also to ensure that he was able to tolerate those who will resist his message until they come to the full knowledge of the mystery preached.
The grace of God is what makes the difference in the journey of our lives
So What is Grace? From the Greek word “Charis”, with many meanings such as “good-will, loving-kindness, favour” or “kindness which bestows upon one what he has not deserved”, we will look at grace in this context of “the ability and capacity due to the kindness which God bestows upon one what he has not deserved of God”.
Paul was given the ability and capacity to preach the unsearchable riches of Christ to the Gentiles; this can only come from God. Have you ever wondered why some people can do God’s work and it seems so easy but when others try the same they struggle, why? It may be that they have not been asked to do it. For every assignment God gives us, His grace comes with that assignment. We must recognise that when He asks us to do something, we already have the grace for that thing. When your assignment does not go according to plan and you have grace for it, it’s only a matter of time, you will eventually see God’s goodness at the end of the day.
For every assignment God gives us, His grace comes with that assignment
So walk in your grace and see God fulfil His purpose in your life and when you realise that you are losing the ability and capacity for your assignment, ask Him for more grace.