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As we approach Easter, I am reminded of the times as a little boy going Easter egg hunting along with my siblings at the church. The organizers of the event hid the eggs during church services. When the services were over and the minister dismissed everyone, the children would race outside and hunt for the eggs that had been hidden in the grass and other places. In those days the eggs were real and not plastic. The adults hard boiled and then dyed the eggs in yellow, purple and other bright colors. Those were blessed times.

Easter is a time when we should be grateful for the blessings that we have received. I am reminded of apostle Paul who wrote in Corinthians that God said, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

This phrase is a source of comfort and encouragement, reminding us that God’s grace is sufficient to help us through any trial. You are not perfect, and you will never be in this life. You need God’s grace to think of your life, your circumstances, everything around you as God does. Paul not only reveals the key insight into how weakness serves as the foundation for our life in the Lord, but also how we might learn to rejoice in our weakness.

We all have weaknesses. The lesson that we can learn from Paul is to recognize our weakness and ask God to supply his strength for whatever task lies before us because God’s grace is sufficient for you. Assess your needs and ask yourself what am I in need of today? Based on your need, ask God in prayer to supply his grace so that your situation can be resolved.

As for the insight of God’s grace, I am reminded of Jimmy Carter, the 39th president who, having been diagnosed with terminal cancer, said at a press conference, “I am perfectly at ease with whatever comes, I do have a deep religious faith, which I am very grateful for.” He said he is “looking forward to a new adventure,” and as for the future, “Now I feel that it is in the hands of God.”

How often have we shared Jimmy Carter’s sentiments and said, “I am satisfied that my circumstances are in the hands of God.” When we are fully aware that God controls what happens in our lives and that his grace is sufficient, we to can have faith and feel assured that God will supply all our needs.

For me, praying each day is what keeps me going in life because I realize that it is God who supplies all my needs. As leaders, know that God’s grace is sufficient and be assured that he will supply all your needs to accomplish your goals. And Never Give Up! Never Give Up! Never Give Up!

By Dr. Walter Ghosten