Friday, March 16, 2012

Brave

Most days I don't feel brave.  I feel anything but brave.  To be a godly woman takes bravery.  It requires taking up the shield of faith and choosing to obey in the ordinary moments.  Moments that don't feel anything spectacular at the time, but still require brave obedience.  

To choose to see the beautiful in what little choices of the not-so-pretty will transform into.  Because they will.  Feelings are fleeting and do not promise any sort of security.  They blow with the wind and flit about and land where they may.

And so, I'm choosing to be brave, because Jesus makes me brave.  He is my confidence and my hope.  I will trust in Him.  And so, to be a godly women may look like going to battle, with our messy emotions, tired feet, and weary heart- front lines, enemy pressing in on us, no turning back.

Don't wave that white flag in defeat; press on, dear woman of God!  You are valiant because He made you strong in Him.

Romans 8:37: No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.


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9 comments :

  1. great post! I need to be brave as well!

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  2. Anonymous7:51 AM

    Love this so much! Really needed this today! Love seeing how God uses other people to encourage us! Love you!!!
    ~Leah

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  3. I can so relate to waving the white flag! But, giving up is not an option. We go forward, trusting the Lord to guide our steps. One step at a time. Thanks, good post.

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  4. "Feelings are fleeting and do not promise any sort of security."

    Oh, this is SO true. Beautiful post.

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  5. Yes, yes - I love how you source your bravery from Him. Thank you for reminding me of that!

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  6. Enjoyed reading this post--it was a blessing and a challenge to me! Even when I want to give up the Lord will give me the bravery to become a conqueror through Him!

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  7. Enjoyed this post--it was a blessing and a challenge to me! Even when I feel like I want to give up the Lord will give bravery to become a conqeror through Him!

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  8. Courage is not the absence of fear, it is facing the fear and moving forward anyway! God told us over and over to "fear not", I think because He understood how hard it would be to not succumb to the fear life tosses at us daily. We will not fall to the trick of the enemy's intimidation, bully that he is. We will not retreat from the battle. We know Someone greater than any circumstance or problem.
    A student recently gave me a plaque that said, "Don't tell God how big your mountain is, tell your mountain how big your God is." I like that. Think I'll change my focus today and "look unto the hills from whence cometh my strength - my help comes from the Lord!"
    Thank you for getting me thinking on this today!
    Donna
    anotherbattlewon.blogspot.com

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  9. It is sometimes so easy to want to wave that white flag. Thanks to Jesus, I have the strength to continue on.

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