Saturday, July 14, 2012

Brave

Linking with Charlotte at Spiritual Sunday and Laura at Beholding Glory 

“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” Stephen King

Being brave....doesn't come easy. Fears get in the way. They hold me back. They make me doubt myself, my abilities, even my goals. But I don't want to live mediocre. I want to listen to my heart and go for it. 

Being brave.....I hem and haw and wonder about all the what ifs. 
Being brave....it's not a simple yes or no, stay or go. It's a conflict inside...a battle of sorts that pulls and pushes me forward than back then forward again. I drive myself crazy....debating all sides of the thing until nothing is left to debate. 

Being brave....it's not in me. But it's in Him and He's in me and His brave becomes my brave.....and I finally remember I can do anything and everything because...... 

It's Your love that cuts the strings. You make me want to be brave.....

26 comments:

BelovedBomber said...

Great word for today. The Lion of the Tribe of Judah lives inside of us. He is a warrior! Love that song...hadn't heard it before. Many blessings

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Amen, Amen, shouting and applauding, yes and yes...you just tied it up in a huge bow!!
I also love this song and haven't heard it in years and will be singing it all day...which I need to be

Continue to press in and let Him make you BRAVE.

Wendy said...

I agree with BelovedBomber... The Lion of the Tribe of Judah lives inside of us. He is a warrior and because Jesus cuts all ties with fear - we can be brave in Him.

Woopee! This post makes me want to sing!!!

Nana Jul said...

I love it!! The moment He reminds us it's Him in us...and Who we are in Him, that's when His brave becomes our brave!! So long status quo...Yes we CAN!! GREAT Post sister!
Love ya,
Jul

Karen said...

I struggle with confidence, too. This is a good word!

Charlotte said...

I don't think brave would be a word that describes me but it is good to know we're not on our own. We don't have to depend on our own bravery.
I'm sorry you had a problem linking to S.S. I linked it for you. Hope that is OK.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Michelle Holderman said...

"Being brave....it's not in me. But it's in Him and He's in me and His brave becomes my brave..."

I just love that!

Great word of truth and encouragment :)

Lisa Lewis Koster said...

So true! We can do ALL THINGS through Him who gives us strength!

Rhonda said...

Very encouraging post today. Thank you.....I needed to reminded of that.

DUTA said...

Very melodious song!
His love makes us overcome fear and wish to be brave, join the crowd and feel safe and sound within it.
Nice words!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I really dislike the conflicts that are inside of me when I have to be brave. I love that I can count on Him to be with me.

Adam said...

Great king quote

Brenda said...

Great way to look at our Christian life. Not even dwell on the thought to "not fear" but think instead "be brave".

joy said...

Good to know that with God, we can be brave and conquers all:)

Reformed rebel said...

Great post! Brave isn't usually easy for me either. I like what you said...it's not in me. But it's in Him and He's in me and His brave becomes my brave...
Great word for this morning!
God bless you Sarah...Chelle

Kaye Swain said...

So true - I can do all things through Christ Who gives me strength! Have a blessed week :)

Daisy said...

Wonderful post! Thank you for sharing that song too. I hope you are having a happy Sunday.

Finally Free said...

Praying to be brave in the trial I am in right now.

Hugs to you,
Tammy

Finally Free said...

Praying to be brave in the trial I am in right now.

Hugs to you,
Tammy

mountain mama said...

brave isn't my nature but with God all things are possible!! :)

Daughter of the KING said...

very encouraging post - I can totally understand the feeling...

God is our strength and refuge. In Christ I can do all things!

Thank you for a good word today!

All Ways Designing said...

Wonderful post - Something else I don't have to be by myself - Brave! PTL!!

Thanks for the Visit, Sarah!

Jan ♥

Debbie said...

I'm the queen of chickens. I don't have the sash and crown, but I am.
I am truly and prayerfully working on being more brave.

Can't wait to click the link to this one since I don't recognize the name.

Pamela said...

I often hear my son-in-law saying, "You were really brave" to one of the grands and it warms my heart. At times I feel like God is praising me for my bravery, but often I fall at the failure of fear. Still working on that! So happy I was able to hear that song.

Esther Joy said...

I'd heard that song before, liked the music, but with the words right in front of me it reminded me of God's words to me earlier this week. I felt so weak, and God reminded me that I was stronger than that! "Be Strong and of Good Courage!"

A Plain Observer said...

this was really powerful, yes we are strong and brave because our faith