One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential.
Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage. Maya Angelou
1. The state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger, difficulty, pain, etc., without fear; bravery
2. Obsolete, the heart as the source of emotion.
3. Have the courage of one’s convictions, to act in accordance with one’s beliefs, esp. in spite of criticism.
a. fearlessness, courage permits one to face extreme dangers and difficulties without fear.
I was given a quote one time by a very special person. It has been on my dresser for a long time.
It is on a little card, dusty with age. I have valued its wisdom.
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying,”I will try again tomorrow.”
What do you need to try again…
or right now?
Is there a wrong you need to right…
A phone call you need to make…
A letter you need to write…
A prayer you need to pray…
In our busy times and our busy lives we often live as though we have tomorrow to say what needs to be said, to do what needs to be done. We put off what matters the most
and continually do what won’t matter next week.
Lord, help us to be people who have the courage to put down our pride, or excuses and move forward into relationships that need healing. Help us to help others. When we walk alongside someone when their courage is weak, Lord help us to be strong for them. Help us to move ourselves aside and allow you to lead us into another person’s hurting heart. And Lord may we be people who ask the tough questions of ourselves and of others in the process.
There is another quote on my bulletin board:
Courage is not the absence of fear but it is taking action in the midst of it.
Are you willing to take action and be courageous and do what is right?
Maya Angelou said:
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Where is your heart today?