It’s your life; you don’t need someone’s permission to live the life you want. Be brave to live from your heart. – Roy T. Bennett
Brave. What is it?
Truth is, there is no formula and there are no rules. There is the Bible, our guidebook for all things, but other than that, being brave is organic and spiritual and a unique journey for each person.
I won’t be saying, here is exactly what courage looks like or if you want to really risk in a way that impacts the people around you, do these particular things. I don’t think that works. I don’t think you need me to tell you what to do. I think you know. (or if you don’t, you will.) I think you just need a little pre-game warm-up. A little something to oomph you along. An understanding of the map you are holding.
Courage is doing things even when you’re scared. Being brave isn’t something that happens when you’re not scared anymore.
Is fear whispering in your ear? If so, the good news is you can act anyway. You don’t have to wait to feel courageous to push ahead. You are stronger than you think. And, you were made to be brave! Come share with us your thoughts on being brave.
Brave people don’t stop hearing the whispers of fear. They hear the whispers but act anyway. Being brave is hearing that voice of fear in your head, but saying, “Okay, but the truth is, God made me on purpose and for a purpose.” I can tell you that the moments of my greatest fears – those times when I was sure I was going to wimp out under the pressure of it all – have also been the open doors to the greatest changes in my life.
So, I step out, full of fear, but trusting that God is on the other side in new and wonderful ways. And so far, he always is. He will be for you too.
For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.