Being Brave 

  

You don’t have to be brave unless you are facing something that requires it.

Being brave means that you are facing something that requires more than a step of faith, it requires a walk of faith.

It means not living by sight, not making your choices and decisions based on what is but on what can be. 

Being brave means getting up every morning and keeping your word when you don’t want to. Stating your boundaries and holding to them even you don’t feel like it. Choosing to believe new truths instead of old lies every day.

That is being brave. 

Being brave is choosing to take the leap and then getting to work when your feet hit the ground.

Keep going.
Keep believing.
Keep hoping and trusting God.

Don’t lean on your understanding because it can only be based on your past experience. Jesus wants to help you create a new future not help you relive the past.

Trust him. 
Look to him for guidance. 
Ask him for strength. 

Listen for God’s voice in everything you do and everywhere you go, he will keep you on track. 

He will help you to keep going forward as you are being brave. 

Uncomfortable Obedience 

  

All obedience is uncomfortable.
It will always challenge your comfort zones and ask you to do something new.

Obedience is a gift of trust.

When I ask my children to obey me, I am asking them to trust my love for them. I don’t ask it as a test, I ask them to follow my directions because I want the best for them.

“God, teach me lessons for living so I can stay the course. Give me insight so I can do what you tell me— my whole life one long, obedient response.” (Psalm 119:33-40 MSG)

What do we need insight into? We need insight into God heart.

When I see God’s heart for me and all he has gone through to reach me (the cross and beyond), I realize that obedience is the gateway to prosperity and freedom. I realize he is asking me to trust him because he loves me.

Obedience is uncomfortable but it is the very best kindly uncomfortable – the kind that makes you grow.

If you have been praying for God to grow you, don’t be surprised when he asks you to do something that is outside of your comfort zones.

You don’t obey because it is comfortable, you obey because you trust God.

God is good.
Trust Him and take the leap.