(Writing with The Gypsy Mama for 5 minutes flat on Friday – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking!)
On my own, I am not a brave person. I would much rather not talk about the difficult things, or talk with people about tough stuff.
I would much rather not be the one giving instructions or leading a group into something – it would be easier to just sit by the side and let someone else lead.
Yet somehow, I keep ending up in positions, keep ending up in opportunities, where I need to swallow my pride at the chance of being wrong, and instead be BRAVE.
To know that He is putting me into these places, because he wants me here; wants me to trust in Him; to be BRAVE.
To know that for my own benefit, growth and faith, he is calling me to step out of the comfort zone. To bring his truth to others. To share what he has taught me and what I am learning. To share where I have failed – BIG TIME – and to encourage others.
God has given me many opportunities to be BRAVE. Recently I prayed and asked for a boldness to bring glory to Jesus’ name. Hesitantly, because I was not BRAVE.
Now, that prayer is being answered, very nearly daily. With opportunities to be bold, and BRAVE. I am astounded and amazed. And shaking in my boots.
Yet he is making me more and more BRAVE. Will you let him? Will you ask him for the opportunity to be bold and BRAVE? And will you trust him with it when it comes?
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
(Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV)