Be Courageous



Be courageous, its a Commandment!

Joshua 1:9
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

When we think of being courageous we think of being strong and fearless!

John Wayne once said, “Courage is being scared to death..and saddling up anyway.”

So many times, our fears overshadow what we are being called to do! We can’t stand to be uncomfortable! Um, the enemy knows this. We also allow this! The reason we are called to be Courageous in this walk, is because God knows He has our back. But do WE know this?

Here is something we hear all the time.
” God won’t give you more that what you can handle” honestly this can lead to a false sense of self. It gives the idea that we rely on our own abilities.. or that God is relying on our ability.
Satan has all kinds of trickery floating around.
Truth is we get stuff thrown in our direction All the time, that we can’t handle. If our thoughts are not fixed on the foundation of Christ, then we quickly sink.

Let’s redirect this statement.

We will not go through anything in this life that GOD can’t handle!

Will there still be pain, loss, and death? Will we still have moments where we are Uncomfortable? Ye,  but when we Focus on God our thoughts are shifted from the temporary to The ETERNAL. Everything we face here is temporary. God Is our Eternal Glory!

2 Corinthians 4:18
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Romans 8:18
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

In a round about way, JESUS said that we would encounter all kinds of junk here in this world. He also said he would supply us with His peace when we need it.

John 16:33
“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”

Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear

Courage is Believing! Courage takes Faith!
Better yet, replace the word courage with the word faith, from now on! The next time you are called to something that takes courage, remember to Fight with Faith! Remember His Perfect Love!

Isaiah 43:2
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you.

It takes courage to be a Follower of Jesus Christ. Speak Out and share His word. Stand Up at the right time. Be Firm in a world that is constantly going against Him, constantly adjusting, constantly changing.

We Serve a God that is the same Yesterday Today and Forever!
Courage shows up when we realize He is with us. God goes before us and Dwells within us.

Greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world!

Isaiah 40:31
Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.

So when God says, did I not Command you to be courageous, He’s saying didn’t I say in Matthew 6:34 Not to worry! Look, I I AM hear! I’m telling you to Step Out because, I Guid your Steps. I’m commanding you to lean on Me! That is What a Call to be courageous is, It’s to know we stand on His strength, not our own.

In Joshua 1:7-8 he is told to remember the laws and not to turn from the right or the left of them, to be careful not to let the word depart from his mouth. He’s basically being told to FIX HIS EYES on the TRUTH!

Matthew 19:26
And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

May your strength rest on the Lord! Fight with Faith and Be Courageous!!!!
God Bless!

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