We have looked this past week at a brave that looks like standing still in a world that is always moving. When staying put is where you are, but you dream of so much more. Or when brave is changing your perspective to match God’s for this time and this place in your life. No matter where we are or what we are called to, we are brave when we choose God’s work over our agenda. His kingdom is everywhere and we can make a difference right where we are.

Today, my friend, Marcy Hanson, joins me to share one more brave look at her own life that is ordinary, but in reality oh so extraordinary. Her kingdom work is in her own city and neighborhood. Read her beautiful words below.

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Brave seems to be the word of the day…month…year. It’s been almost a catch-phrase, like 2015 is all about the brave and how you can show your courage. But I’m finding that brave looks a lot more like laying down than standing up. It feels a lot more like staying still than running towards battle. Right now, brave looks like driving home and having the courage to stay.

It’s not the kind of brave I want to be. I want to jump. I want to feel the adrenaline rush of a new adventure. I want to feel like I’m living a purpose, not just with purpose. But right now that’s not the brave I’m called too.

I don’t live in a war-torn country, but I live with war-torn hearts. With souls that have been broken down and are hurting. And when they hurt, they fight back and lash out at perceived threats. Even when that perception is wrong. For now, my brave is trying to mend those hearts. It is pulling close and holding tight even when others are pushing away. For me, brave looks a whole lot like everyday, and I’m learning to be okay with that. Because no matter what type of brave you’re called to, it’s all Kingdom work, and really, that’s all that matters.

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Marcy Nell Hanson writes about faith and family and her experiences with infertility & adoption (and some other stuff just for fun). She is a nursing instructor in her home state of Montana and is the adoptive mama of four kiddos: a little, two middles, and a big. She and her hubby try to master (read survive) this thing called life and are held together by Jesus and lots of very strong coffee.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NoMaybeBaby

Every detail of our lives involves brave faith and God is in every detail. His Kingdom becomes our home when we choose to stay in the brave place He has put us in for each season of our lives. When brave is our kingdom work, we embrace God and honor Him with our lives.

As we walk bravely right now in our ordinary lives, let’s move forward knowing that God is blessing this time of our lives as much as the times we are jumping wildly into what’s next.

Thank you for walking this journey to brave faith with me. Your presence here is such a blessing. Click on the button below to catch up on any missed posts in this 31 days series. You can also subscribe to my blog to receive email updates so you never miss a post! 🙂

Mary

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