Lunch with the lions
Courage is the ability to act in spite of fear. Only the courageous get to live fulfilled life whilst cowards’ favorite question is ‘what if?’ What if I failed? What if I succeeded? What if am not good enough to win? What if I was good enough?
The only way to know the answer is to act, act in spite of fear and have enough courage to try and be the best you can be! It is better to try and fail that fail to try!
Sometimes the only way to unveil and discover our talents is to go out there and explore what we can do and are good at… by doing! None of us come with an operating manual when we were born, outlining what we are really good at and what we can never do! Most of what we found out we can do better than anyone else were through actions we took. Many people would actually spend their entire life without having discovered what it is they are good at! This is attributed to the fear of failure and the lack of courage.
Imagine where the world would be if the first man to ever fly the plane didn’t have enough courage to do so! What about the first man, or astronaut, to explore and to travel space? What about the miners who don’t have enough courage to travel miles underground searching for precious metal? What about soldiers who are tasked with defending our country? Clearly courage is important for our protection, survival and advancement.
We ought to be more courageous to get the work done. Look at the following verses:
– 2 Tim 1:7 For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control.
– Joshua 1:6 Be strong and of a good courage… (Joshua 1:9, 1 Corinth 16:13).
Check this video below for an amazing demonstration of courage, a courage that defies logic! The courage we should have in everyday life, especially in the works of the ministry as servants: