When you search for dictionary definitions of grace you'll find: "elegance or refinement; courteous goodwill; quality of moving in a smooth, relaxed and attractive way" and many more. But there's something peculiar about grace that prompted me to go further and look at it from a different perspective - the word of God.
"That is a person of integrity." This expression could be equated to receiving a badge of honor. A statement that commands respect and anybody addressed in this manner can be proud. Then how could integrity be defined? I would say it is a synonym for "staying true to oneself". Something that is one of the most important, and at the same time challenging tasks in this present day. Let's take a closer look at why.
You have clicked on the refresh button at least ten times. You put away your phone and then pick it up again after a few minutes. "Maybe there is a response or an update now? There were 5 minutes between then and now and still nothing?? They always say be patient, be patient... Now is the time to be patient, right?" You put away your phone, bite your fingernails, and try to distract yourself with other things. Then there is a buzz.
Some weeks back I had a dentist appointment with a new doctor that I had never been to before. She was specialized in treating patients with dental fear and was recommended by a work colleague of mine. It wasn't really about fear but more about going to a specialist who was an expert in her field. When I got to the dentist office I was asked to fill out a form since I was a new patient. As I was filling out the section for my personal details, there it was. The ultimate question.