As we continue to look at “What is brave?”, I am in awe of those people who seem to jump into new experiences without any hesitation. I am a “stand on the fringe looking in’ kind of girl and this has always worked well for me. It’s not that I never jump in, but I need to think it through and process the possibilities first.
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My friend Kaitlyn shared a beautiful quote recently that sums up what brave looks like especially for someone like me. She says…
Brave is showing up … Does this description of brave fit you? If not, what would be the best explanation of brave for you?
In grace and peace,
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Bravery is showing up. Yes! And I needed that reminder as I weekly try to show up via phone calls with the ladies in my BSF group. I always need to say a prayer before each call asking God to give me that bravery to make that call. Not sure why it feels so hard but truth is, it does. Love you, friend. xoxo
We all have our areas that are hard for us and I believe those are the ones where God steps in to teach us how to be brave, if we let Him. I can just imagine the blessing each of those phone calls is for the ladies on the other end. I will be praying for God to work in your heart to teach you what brave faith can look like in this area. Love you!
That quote jumped out at me too. It’s been one I’ve been reflecting on a lot.
That is our sweet Kaitlyn’s quote and when she first posted it, I knew that I needed to come back to it at some point. Praying your Sunday is blessed.
Well, I’m a jump right in kinda girl … by jumping right in, I’ve had great experiences that I would have never had before if I had hesitated longer. Not sure that’s brave … might be more like crazy. Somehow crazy & brave seem to merge in my life.
Of course, there is a reverse side of that … jumping right into a #write31days challenge forces me to take time out each day to write … with 5 kids that is definitely brave or crazy … see, there I go again.
I look forward to reading through your posts. 🙂
I’m very glad to connect with you Jennifer! I agree that jumping right in can seem crazy but if we are doing it at God’s prompting, He will provide us with the tools and bravery we need. It’s nice to meet someone who is opposite of me in this area. I look forward to hearing more about your brave moments.
I think it takes a lot of bravery to show up. At least for me, anyway. I’m also a “stand on the sidelines until I have it all figured out” kind of girl. Jumping in and being there isn’t exactly my go-to move. I’ll be thinking about this and asking the Lord to show me where He wants me show up!
A great prayer for all of us to pray-where do you want me to show up? Nice to know that we share the stand on the sidelines persona when faced with new things. Hope your weekend was blessed.
Yes, I can relate to “showing up” as being brave 🙂 People scare me, lol, so showing up is a huge part of the struggle for me. I definitely do better one on one, or in very small groups. I know some people say that the more you do something the easier it gets, I haven’t found that to be true. But I have found that when I obey Him in this area, He always provides, and always blesses me. (great series!)
There are some things that never get easier because our personalities do not allow that to happen. God makes us strong and I am always amazed how I am able to walk across the room to talk to a stranger or join in an activity with people I don’t know when this is not how I am wired at all as an introvert. It sounds like we have similar introverted qualities to our personalities but God has blessed both of us to move beyond those in His strength. Thank you for sharing who you are in this conversation.
showing up? ok … yep, I can do that!
keeping our steps small, simple, doable. yes, this works.
grace and rest to you this weekend, Mary!
I live with the mantra of taking baby steps. I have never been successful when I take on too much at once. Grace and peace to you too, friend!