Day 2 on Courage – Where Needed
Frances Roberts wrote, “The coward seeks release from pressure. The courageous pray for strength.”
Where do you and I need to pray for strength and fresh courage take? I can think of four possibilities.
❒ Step out in faith.
When the Holy Spirit nudges you toward something or someone, you do what God wants you to do . . . say what God wants you to say . . . go where God wants you to go.
Take courage. Step out in faith. Obey promptly. Leave the results with God.
❒ Refuse to let go.
Abraham and Sarah held onto the dream God gave to them. Because of that they were called people of faith.
If God gave you an inner vision of what can be, take courage, and wait until God brings it to fulfillment. As you walk in the wilderness today, expect to enter the Promised Land tomorrow. “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23).
❒ Maintain focus.
When runners run a race, they have one thing foremost in their mind – the finish line! With courage remain focused on your God-given goals.
Be resolute. Maintain an unwavering determination to persevere. Run with all your might so you can win the prize (1 Corinthians 9:24).
❒ Stay on mission.
The Moody Blues sang: “I woke today. I was crying. Lost in a lost world. So many people are dying. Lost in a lost world.”
Whatever your passions, dreams, and goals, let us all take courage in fulfilling together our larger mission to “go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone” (Mark 16:15, NLT2).
Rick Wallace and I worked together as pastors for a dozen years. He’s currently the C&MA Envision Twin Cities Site Coordinator in Minnesota. I like how he expresses staying on mission: “Live as though you are on a missions trip every day of your life.”
Action Step: Like filling up your car with gas, spend time in God’s presence and in God’s Word filling you up with courage.
~ Pastor Dave