God has a plan for all of us, and He has given each of us an assignment to carry out. This assignment can be compared to a race we must run; to be successful, we need grace for the race. God’s purpose is for us to live life to the fullest, until it overflows. However, we can only accomplish this if we tap into the grace that helps us to like ourselves. It is always good to show grace toward others, but it is difficult to do so until we first accept it for ourselves. Under the law, the people were under tremendous pressure to perform; a grace-based mindset allows us to release ourselves from the pressure of unrealistic expectations. We can then accept others, shortcomings and all.