What is the Seeking Grace & Gratitude Life?
The SG&G Life is embracing human imperfection within God’s perfect design. It is accepting that life is never perfect and that we will face times of both triumph and tribulations. Whether our days are good or bad, we will always choose to accept God’s grace for our shortcomings and gratitude for the life we’ve been gifted. Throughout the good, bad, funny or ugly, our unwavering love for Jesus will forever remain.
Living the SG&G Life is not always easy. In fact, following Christ in today’s world is incredibly challenging as well as counter-cultural. We need to support and encourage each other as we navigate life as modern Christian women. Through faith, hope and accountability, together we can live authentic Christian lives dedicated to the One who gave up His for us. As part of that accountability, SG&G has dedicated a segment of its ministry toward showcasing the SG&G Life through #sggdayinthelife.
So every nail-biting, hair-pulling, gut-wretching moment that we try to hide, pretend doesn’t happen or never post on social media…that’s what we want to see through #sggdayinthelife. Many of us (and our peers) are guilty of filtering our lives to brag, boast, or manipulate what we want people to think, see or believe about ourselves, our family, and our jobs, etc. We may not try to do this intentionally, but we do hurt each other when we do. There’s nothing wrong with posting a photo that displays happiness or success as long as you examine the motives of your heart. (Proverbs 16:2, 21:2).
We welcome you to join us in promoting the SG&G life through “Day in the Life” posts via #sggdayinthelife. Through these postings, we can showcase that life is most full when it is fully lived. Examples include, but are not limited to:
• A pic of a toddler smearing poop on the walls or eating fistfuls of playdoh
• Shopping cart drama, you know what we’re referring to – a baby wailing, a toddler picking its nose, and a school-aged kid opening packets of unpaid gum
• A video of you and your kids belting out a song in your pjs
• A pic of you studying the Bible with a caption describing your confusion or pure amazement with the text
• (If you’re a seeker) A pic of your first church experience with an honest blurb about feeling weird or unsure about what you just experienced
• A selfie video of you apologizing for blowing up at your kids because let’s be real, we have all been there before
This is the Seeking Grace & Gratitude Life and these are the types of posts and photos we are wanting to share on social media as a means to spread the gospel and be a light onto others. If the SG&G community can be real, open, and honest in everyday life and on social media, then hopefully others will have courage to be authentic and transparent with us.
We, the community of SG&G confess – we have no idea what we are doing in life but we do know who and what we are living for. Can we all agree to stop pretending we have it all figured out or that we have found perfection? Instead of being the people we try to convince everyone we are on social media, let’s embrace the person who God designed us to be. The real, honest and true human being who is capable of sin and in need of a Savior.
We are a bunch of broken daughters of the King who are walking alongside the Son, but together we can be one family that seeks grace and gratitude for the life we’ve been gifted.