Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9
Lots of things in life take courage. Moving to a new state or country. Changing career paths. Skydiving. Hiking in bear country. Tight rope walking. Driving a race car at 200mph. Moving on in life after a major loss. Turning away from a sin in your life you know is dragging you down. Oh to be courageous. To do the right thing. To move ahead on your journey.
Is there some task you need to develop a healthy dose of courage for? The Bible is or should be your go to guide for becoming a courageous person. The world can send mixed diluted messages of faith and courage. Only by truly listening to truth can you discern what is necessary to prepare you for life and to stay on the right paths.
You come to a fork in the road so to speak and are unsure of which direction to take. Have you prepared your heart by reading God's word on a regular basis or do you just cry out to Him for help in a crisis?Perhaps now is the time to develop a habit of being a man or woman of courage in all situations. Don't let the enemy trick you into being fearful of what you know deep down is right. Stay strong and be courageous.
PRAYER: Courage is about so much more than bravery but it is also about doing the right thing when the world is screaming to do the wrong thing. Give me the strength to always take the high road. In Jesus' name. Amen.