Thursday, July 11, 2013

Safe or Brave?

Would you rather be safe or brave?
Often times in life this is the choice we face. On one hand we can stay where we are and be guaranteed safety. Yet on the other we can take a leap of faith and be brave. Choosing safety is easy, it keeps everything the same. We don’t have to adjust or step out into new territory. Yet safety is boring, and lonely. Safety never tries new things or meets new people. Safety is insecure and would rather stay in the shadows than call attention to itself. Safety never gets applause or feels success. It never makes mistakes or learns new skills.

Choosing bravery is difficult, it’s uncomfortable and terrifying. It requires boldness and faith. Yet bravery is thrilling and exhilarating. Bravery brings change and new experiences. With bravery comes joy, laughter, and memories. Bravery feels victory and triumph. Bravery can look back and say “wow I really did that.” Bravery has no regrets. Bravery is a choice not a feeling. No one ever feels brave. God calls us to bravery and promises that He will be right there beside us helping us the whole time. 

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.” Joshua 1:9

*Sidenote: I got this necklace at Charming Charlie's and wrote in the quote! You could probably do this with any locket type necklace :)

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