tor, you got it. Grace is a gift that we imperfect, sinning, people receive from Jesus' death and resurrection. His Covenant with us /with God.
We go through life trying to do good, sometimes sinning, sometimes not. But we have His grace when we accept it. It is not a carrot to the workhorse, which is the JW idea of grace, (as I see it).
You have His Grace. You always will when you accept it. His love is always there for you when you ask for it, or even when you don't.
Recognizing his Grace is a wonderful feeling. It eases anxiety and self defeat. It doesn't erase responsibilities to take care of your life, take care of your family, take care of other people when you see a true need, but it gives you peace.
I still have trouble recognizing it sometimes. High Anxiety clouds my perceptions. It is a battle within myself where I hope to someday halt the fogginess. Just have the ability to accept and recognize the Grace so the anxiety is manageable ( I believe we all must have some level of anxiety, but only a healthy low level in order to motivate and produce.)
We all must fail in order to succeed. Failure must be seen as a lesson, one to take action to better yourself and your life, not as a self defeat.
The borgs definition of failure is a man created one. It is a dangerous one. It keeps the people enslaved during the entire lifetime. It is continual and confusing. There is no way to NOT fail in the org. This is a tool of control. Just as the continual confusion in rules, procedures, words, actions, thoughts, etc.,is also a tool of control.
Which brings me to that thought, who is the father of confusion....?