I believe you can have courage.
Wherever you live, wherever you travel; all times in all places and every situation.
How do I know? Because I’ve been there. I know what it’s like to be afraid. And now I know what it’s like to fight for courage in a world that’s constantly shaking us – causing us to stumble into a downward spiral of fear and shame and insecurity and regret.
Maybe you’ve been feeling it, too.
That constant tension in your chest, wanting to be free from the fear that ties you down. But not sure if it will ever happen.
That despair feeling deep within you that whispers “you are not enough, you can’t do this, you’ll never get through this.”
That clammy-hand, tight-chest, out-of-body, light-headed, overwhelming feeling that somehow has a power to consume you, and you wish it didn’t.
My friend, what if I told you there’s a better way? A life fully lived in freedom, away from the chains of fear and embracing the truth that results from courage.
You can live a life of courage. For real. And I want to walk through it with you.
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What exactly does it mean to be a person of COURAGE?
- Day 1 – A person of COURAGE is Confident.
It’s not about confidence in your own strength, but confident that God will see you through, no matter the circumstance. This requires trust, surrender, and faith. You cannot do it on your own.
- Day 2 – A person of COURAGE is Open.
Being vulnerable, raw and completely honest with yourself and others can be scary and often times messy. But the benefits far outweigh the fear and the outcome is always worth it. You cannot do it alone.
- Day 3 – A person of COURAGE is Unshaken.
Having courage doesn’t mean you never fear. But being courageous means walking through the valley in spite of the fear. This is a bold action that doesn’t develop overnight. Rather, it comes after many trials, falling to your wit’s end, and recognizing you can walk the path because the Lord goes before you.
- Day 4 – A person of COURAGE is Resilient.
A person of courage does not quit. You keep fighting and you never give up. You endure through the rejection, failure, fear, humiliation, criticism, and unknown.
- Day 5 – A person of COURAGE Accepts.
No longer do you run from your pain or hide from your fears. You don’t ignore or downplay what is happening. Rather, you embrace it and say “okay, God – now what?”
- Day 6 – A person of COURAGE gives Grace.
Giving yourself grace is hard enough, let alone giving grace to others. But this is something a person of courage does without hesitation. Showing God’s love to yourself and others is often forgotten but ultimately worth it.
- Day 7 – A person of COURAGE is Enlightened.
A person of courage lives in the light of spiritual wisdom, truth and knowledge. The eye of her heart is enlightened to the hope of His calling, the riches of His glorious inheritance, and His incomparably great power.
“So this, I believe, is the central question upon which all creative living hinges: Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?”
-Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
Each day, we’ll dive in to each of these attributes of a courageous person. I’m so excited to unpack what this means and to see how it helps you grow in faith, hope and ultimately, COURAGE.
So what do you say? Be brave, be bold, and be part of the Courage Movement.
It takes one spark to light a fire. Let’s be the generation that’s completely LIT with courage – for your sake and the sake of others.
You never know when your own act of courage will change another person’s life.
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