For The One Who Wants To Be Brave

Need To Be Brave!

I’m sure you’ve heard that line a thousand times
Those are words that ring the strings of our heart
when every bit of courage got lost in the drain. Like wilted vegetables begging
for water, glaring through the window served a good purpose.
Those are times when the word ‘brave’ becomes complex.
 “Lord, hold
my hand” the words aren’t not flowing, I begged.
I was literally staggering to grasp hold of just
one verse!
A simple one,
A short one,
Come ‘n who am I kidding, just
‘To GO’ or ‘Not to GO’

The mental exhaustion of
an ongoing debate that ensues when God says GO!
By the time you’ve read
through Exodus you will get the picture of what I mean.
See…the Israelites were
at the middle, the red sea on one side and the ferocious-looking Egyptian Army on the other side. I sometimes imagine how
their faces would have been. Their mouths hung down with despair that moment God says
Go Forward.
And my next response is …..‘To
Here is the thing,
sometimes you need to just pack up and be wanting to GO.
Brave looks a lot like, Be Ready, Be Willing, Just Go!

You need to be willing
and ready to GO even if you don’t know ‘To what’.
Remember when God said to Abraham
leave everything and come with me to the land I will show you.
Were it not for faith,
may be a very ‘thoughtful’ response would be ‘to where?’
God call us to do the hard things sometimes?
But like you, I’m learning
not to ask those sort of questions To where, To whom, To What, etc. Because they spell doubt!
Just the way we want to simply
believe, pack my bags and simply GO, we find that it’s not that
Sometimes I’m too afraid
to put my feet out. I try to smart things out
Maybe this would go side-ways
Maybe this new door would
slam in my face
The ‘Maybe, I should….naaahhh’…..moments
When God calls you, don’t give in to fear rather
than give in to His Word
Many times we find ourselves in this sort of funny situation.
We are excited for a moment, we pack our things to go along with God’s call, only to get there and become too
numb to take the next step.
Why then is Brave hard?
For most of us is the memory
of past rejections and failures that flood in like boisterous winds.
For others, it is the
magnitude of our next assignment that overwhelms us
And for many of us it is the unqualified
that hangs down our necks!
Whichever category you
find yourself, there is grace available for you.
Like Peter, we are glad to
step out of the boat
We are brave enough to step into
the water.
That shows we’ve got
everything in side of us to take the very first step, the next step and the
If only we keep our brave hearts focused on Jesus.

If only we realise showing up is Brave too.

If only we remember our brave comes from Christ and we can do just about everything He calls us to do.
I’d love to take that step, then the next too and then the next…
But don’t mind the wind, like Peter did.
The wind could be our
past rejections and failures,

Or distractions that
hinder us

Or the fear that says we
will never make it

Or all the lies the enemy
pushes into our heads that are contrary to what God says about you.

No matter what wind wants
to challenge your brave heart or hinder your faith, Jesus is the Master of the
wind…He knows how to calm it and put it in it’s place.
So, what’s the deal now?

Would you step out of the
Do you see the Lord bids
you to come to Him?

Do you know you are brave
enough to follow Him?
>>4 Scriptures For When You Struggle To Be Brave<<
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he
will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. 
Deuteronomy 31:6
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good
courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. 
Joshua 1:9
Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I
say, on the Lord. 
Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that
hope in the Lord. 
Psalm 31:24

Comment Prompt
–> Have you ever struggled to be brave?

–> Have you ever struggled to say ‘Yes’ when God says GO?

By His Great Grace,

Ifeoma Samuel.
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