Courage…taking action or waiting?
As we complete our Courage walk for the month of June, I want to share a few truths that can become stepping stones on our path.
One of the quotes that was shared on the radio show that resonated loudest for me was this: We are never going to feel our way into acting. But we will certainly act our way into feeling.
That is so powerful cause how many times do we catch ourselves saying, I don’t feel like doing this or that. But if we act, and then take the necessary steps, our feelings will catch up with us.
In our everyday life, it can be hard to be courageous. It’s looking to God to know that He has already won the battle for us. Each day we need to just suit up, put our armor on and become a warrior for His kingdom. It’s powerful and equips us for the battle, so we are strong and courageous, through Christ who strengthens us!
Sometimes, courage is taking action and sometimes it’s waiting. Being discerning and asking for wisdom and direction from God. Confusion is not from God. We may need to stop the madness of the spinning and get off the craziness wheel, and onto the wheel and into the hands of the Potter. Allowing Him to shape us and mold us into what He wants us to be. It’s the process that shapes us.
So yes courage is both. It’s knowing when to take that step and do it afraid and it’s also knowing when to be still.
It’s daring to trust God and to follow Him and to rely on His promises, provision and protection. It’s believing in the impossible, that only God can provide.