One brave “yes” leads to more “yeses” that then lead to bigger brave moments and brave faith. Agreeing to step out of our comfort zone one time is a signal to God that we are ready for more. God knows when it is time to call us to more and it does not require that we have everything already figured out.
Annie Downs imparts her take on brave throughout her book, Let’s All Be Brave. Every word tells her story and her journey to brave, but when we dig into what this can look like for us, we find out that her stories could very well center around us as the main character.
These words from Annie have been stirring in my heart ever since I read her book.
God’s “yes” for our lives should align with our choices. When we say “yes”, we are choosing God’s plan over our agenda. The times when we crave everything but a “yes”, are the times God calls us to step out boldly for Him. Saying yes changes everything and leads us closer to brave faith.
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Say yes to brave and let your journey continue in step with God’s plan for your life.
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Saying yes leads to bigger brave moments – indeed – that is part of what makes us brave to say yes in the first place! It’s rather like a snowball headed downhill. We need to be all in when we take that first step. Thankfully, God doesn’t abandon us in this process. He’s there every step of the way!
Being all in when we take that first step is huge but necessary. It’s not saying yes and then immediately turning around and changing our minds. God is with us every step of the way and He promises that He will be by our sides. I am thanking God for being my Lord and Savior.
Love this concept! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you, Kelly! I appreciate you being here and joining in. Blessings!
“The times when we crave everything but a “yes”, are the times God calls us to step out boldly for Him.” So true- and I’ve found the times when I’ve been able to say “yes” to God when I haven’t wanted to and when it’s been completely out of my comfort zone are definitely the times when I’ve grown the most. Thanks for this great post… and I’ve finally begun reading “Let’s all be brave” after hearing so many people talk about it and I’m glad that I have.
I’m so glad you are reading “Let’s All Be Brave”. I hope it blesses you as it has me. I know the moments I have said “yes” when it stretches me beyond my comfort zone are definitely times of deep growth as well as a time of deepening my relationship with God. He always knows what He’s doing and knows us better than we know ourselves. He will lead us down the right path and provide all along the way. Thank you for being here and joining in the conversation.
Oh, choosing God’s plan over my agenda…that’s something I need to learn how to do!
I pray we both learn how to lean into God’s plan and release our agenda to Him. I know He is calling loudly for me to do this in my own life. Thanks for stopping by.
I absolutely loved Annie’s book. Those words continue to ring in my heart and mind too.
Annie Downs surely knew what she was doing when she wrote “Let’s All Be Brave”. Her words have resonated not only with us but with many others. Glad that we share Annie’s words in common. Hugs!!!
Saying yes often opens doors to future opportunities that we know nothing about at the time. It is important to be brave, and wise, in this area! Thank you for the encouragement today.
It is important to be brave and this journey has been God-ordained for me. His words are meant for me in every step and even though I am sharing them with others he has so much to teach me. Thank you for being here today.
It’s time to say yes to the guest post that needs to be written instead of everything else that (squirrel, squirrel, squirrel) … oh … back to this … is screaming for attention!
I know about squirrels!!! That made me smile. Praying you through your “yeses” today. Blessed you stopped by.
Hmnnn… This is really food for thought for me. There is a YES I need to say… anyway I just said yes to it and I hope I say the many more yeses that a consequential to this first yes, so help me God!
Thanks for sharing this Mary, do have a super blessed day!
I am praying for your “yes” that you feel God’s presence in the journey. I am blessed to see you here today. Thank you for joining in the conversation.
I love this YES of bravery and ultimate faith! I’m sitting here going YES YES YES!!! You are right on. Thanks for this!
Thank you for cheering me on! I wanted to let you know I have been praying for you as you recover from your accident. May we all say “yes” to God as He calls us to step forward bravely for Him.