Most of us are more courageous than we even realize. After all, we rise to the challenges life throws at us, and we grow from them and create new opportunities. We look at yesterday and know that nothing good can happen today if we just look back. We learn from experience and become more authentic, more of the person we were designed to be. It all starts with courage. It all starts today.

Some days though, it takes effort to get out of bed. Your list of options for the day don’t seem that promising or rewarding and so you have to muster all the strength you have just to try again. You get up anyway, partly because you’re the kind of person who believes good things still happen and good people still exist. You know everybody around you is just as vulnerable, just as uncertain, and yet just as willing to step up and step out and try again. 

You were born with courage. In fact, the Bible even says, you were not made to be timid. 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”

Also, in Joshua 1:9, we read, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Okay, so the truth is you are courageous and powerful. You are a force to be reckoned with every single day because God is with you. That means no matter what the latest news buzz is all about, or what craziness is happening that is hard to understand, you are strong. You were made with a spirit of power and love and self-discipline. Wow! That means you can keep being amazing you and trusting God is with you wherever you go. You can rise each day to give and receive blessings. Hold that thought when you feel a bit wobbly and know that God is right there holding you up as well.

You don’t have to be dismayed by the circumstances of life because courage is your middle name. 

May God bless you and keep you everywhere you go today. 

Courage, dear heart!