Day 2 of 100 Days to Brave is one of the biggest challenges in my book and yes I know I am only on day two. In the devotion of the day Annie talks about how she overheard a conversation of two different guys and on guy was sharing his story about Jesus and how he has flipped his life because of Jesus’s love! Guys that is brave! How many of us can say we have shared our story about God’s love and provision in our life with someone? Maybe even someone who might not actually believe in what you believe? I know my number can be counted on one hand.
The point though Annie was trying to make was that seeing him be brave, influenced her to be brave as well! You can see this in a church service every week (or at least at my church). During worship you want to surrender to God in those moments, maybe wanting to raise your hands in praise, but you look around and see nobody else is doing it. In that moment you fear what everyone else will think of you because who puts there hands up in the middle of a verse that hasn’t been built up for the whole congregation to put their hands up? Have you ever noticed that after one person claps in service or raises their hands in worship, everyone else follows in the domino effect? We see their bravery and want what they have!
What about in our personal lives? Do you wear certain type of clothes, because everyone else is and you want to blend? Or do you wear what feels like you? My life verse and one you will read my reference a lot is Psalm 139:14 –> We are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made! God made us all different and His plan for our lives will look different from the others around us. That can be a scary thing, but when we are who God created us to be amazing things can happen!
In my own life, I can look back and see moments that changed my life because I stepped out in faith and courage, but there are also moments that I ran, missing out on what God could have done. I don’t want to see those moments multiply anymore. I want to be brave.
2 Timothy 1:8-9 MSG says:
We can only keep on going, after all, by the power of God, who first saved us and then called us to this holy work. We had nothing to do with it. It was all his idea, a gift prepared for us in Jesus long before we knew anything about it. But we know it now.
I can’t stop smiling at the work He has already given me and I can’t wait to walk into the work he still has for me!
Why be brave? Because when we’re brave enough to share the God stories in our lives, it changes the people around us. It changes us to share them. –Annie F. Downs
So here is my challenge question for today: What has God done in your life lately? Where has he shown up? Share in the comments below!
Keep Fighting My Braves,