Thursday, March 19, 2020

Be Strong and Courageous

It’s timeless. Relevant to each one of us nowadays. What was spoken to Joshua thrice:

“Be strong and courageous!” (Joshua 1:6,7,9)

Courage. 

That’s another word for strength - especially inner strength, fearlessness, bravery, presence of mind against all odds, resolve to hang in there, enduring tests and hardships.


Let it be remembered that true courage is not limited to the war zone or bravely catching an escaping Covid-19 patient in the street or hospital.

The genuine tests of courage are much deeper ... much more silent ... much more within. 

You will not be asked to bravely race with the world to find the cure for Covid-19. But each day, in some way, your courage is going to be tested.

This personal courage may be as simple as saying no. It may be as uneventful as staying home during a pandemic. Or, as painful as standing alone when misunderstood or fighting for a cause.

Courage is an inner test like no other. Honestly now - are you? Or, are you quick to give up? Ready to quit ... run when the battle heats up? 

The fact is, it’s impossible to live victoriously without courage. And our most courageous acts are often made in secret because they occur down deep inside.

“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.”
— Mark Twain

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