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As I have studied bravery this year and looked at it from every angle possible, the one constant that pops up right in the middle is fear. You are probably wondering how that is possible since fear would be the opposite of bravery, but when digging deep into what it means to be brave, you must first face your fears.
Fear steals bravery
Fear threatens to break down all you are building up
Fear sneaks in when you least expect it
Fear is the absence of God as your presence
As I dug into bravery through a church wide study and as the next logical step in my life, I have learned so much about myself.
Until you take the time to face your fears and replace them with faith, your brave is nothing but a word that you say in conversation instead of a word that is your action. We are brave children of God because He chose us to be and lovingly provides us with all we need to take that step out of the boat straight into His arms.
But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” 28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” 29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. Matthew 14:27-29
Let us all face our fears like Peter and keep our eyes focused on Jesus as we take that first step out of the boat.
In grace and peace,
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