Cowardice Is Not An Option

2.1.2010

 

Many people are not courageous enough to face the ordeals of every single day. We don’t know what will happen tomorrow or the day after next, and it is important to be brave enough to face the hardships that may come, head-on. It may not be an easy task but it is essential to know how to find our way against all the odds and not just shrink back in fear.
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Here are some things about courage which I have learned, and am learning still, that I want to share with you. I hope it could help you vanquish any apprehension that may taunt you. 
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Courage is not the absence of fear. It is doing what one is afraid to do, going where one is afraid to go. It is venturing into the unknown with much fear and trembling.
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Courage doesn’t always have to “roar”. It is sometimes the small voice at the end of the day that says, “I will try again tomorrow.”
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Courage doesn’t come from our own strength but from obedience to God. Sometimes, God will take us out of our comfort zones so He could bring us into great depths with Him. If we are always positioned in places where we know that we are strong, there’s a greater chance that we will boast to God.
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Courage is mastering your fear.
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We never have to run away and hide because the God who called us to carry out a specific purpose in this world will be steadfast to sustain us for those suffering days.  A courageous person understands the will of God and continues to do what the Lord wants even if it may hurt; even if it may seem absurd.
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If we have to step on the waters, be assured that God will be there with us. Courage doesn’t come from fearing the waves; it comes from fearing God.
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Courage is what transforms a victim into a victor.
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Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; and it is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

My friend, being courageous is a tough practice. But believe me; it will make you a better person in the end. May you find your strength in the Lord.
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“He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
But those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.”
~ISAIAH 40:29-31~

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