Courageous Christians–Not Cowardly Lions
What comes to your mind when you hear the word courageous? Each year I come across the word courageous, or courage, as a character trait in my seventh grade classroom. And each year I am amazed that my students can’t define courage on their own.
What makes someone courageous? How do you define courage?
Merriam Webster online defines courage as the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous.
Do it afraid. That’s what courage means to me.
See your fear. Acknowledge your fear. Carry out the task understanding that the fear is real, present, and just that, a fear not an insurmountable obstacle.
The key word to courage? Do.
If you’re looking at it from a fight or flight stance, this is fight.
It’s time to take back the fight. Time to stop being such a pushover in the name of love, political correctness, or whatever new passive term we’re giving our inability to stand with courage.
Take heart, Christian friends, we were called to be “Courageous” not cowards!
You can read Casting Crown’s words on “Courageous” here.