You can’t be courageous in your mind. You can’t have courageous thoughts. Courage takes action. Courage also requires the presence of risk, opposition, or fear. When we have faith in who God is and how He wants us to live, we can be courageous by putting that into action. Even if other people disagree, courage is crossing the line to live on God’s side.
Courage isn’t showing off how tough and strong you are; it’s being willing to rely on God’s strength. Courage isn’t being unafraid; it’s taking a stand in the face of fear. Courage isn’t sizing up the challenge and believing you can match it; it’s sizing up your God and believing He can match it.
Copyright 2007 Fellowship for the Performing Arts