Courage is not limited to the battlefield or the Indianapolis 500 or bravely catching a thief in your house. The real tests of courage are much quieter. They are the inner tests, like remaining faithful when nobody’s looking, like enduring pain when the room is empty, like standing alone when you’re understood. – Charles Swindoll
Courage can be in the small choices that we make each day, in doing something despite being afraid of it. It is facing a fear, or jumping into something, even if we are unsure of the outcome.
One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential.
Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. When God has spoken and you feel you have bitten off more than you can chew, you are living on the edge, you don’t think you have enough, you don’t know enough, you have given more than you should have because there is not enough left over, your dreams are extremely large, you have taken a leap before you looked to see where you were going to land, you have said yes to something you know you can’t do without God. Welcome to the company of the courageous.
When we do not have the strength or the know-how, our limit becomes the place of God’s strength and provision. God uses ordinary people so that he can do extraordinary things through them and with them. The enemy has tried from the beginning of time to hold God’s people back.
Although we have the promise that Christ is always with us and that he never forsakes us there are those moments when we feel as if the Lord is literally standing beside us to encourage us. It is then that he is whispering in our ears, “Don’t stop, don’t quit, don’t give up.”
Only be you strong, and very courageous, then you will make your way
prosperous, and then you will have good success.