“The ability to accept responsibility is the measure of the man.” Roy L. Smith
When we are faced with something new, some change that is happening, there is courage that propels us forward. How we react to the change is a gauge of our emotional and spiritual maturity. As the quality of heart and head resists and challenges the status quo and we accept the responsibility of being a Christian, courage is the fuel of possibility and faith is the oil so our engine won’t seize and freeze.
Courage and faith, even just a tiny spark, is what helps us to act confident even when we, in fact, are not yet so. It is what allows us to open our mouth where we used to isolate, allows us self-control where we used to be undisciplined.
In the book of Daniel chapter 10:19-20 (MSG) it reads, “Don’t be afraid friend. Peace. Everything is going to be all right. Take courage. Be strong. Even as he spoke, courage surged up within me. I said, ‘Go ahead, let my master speak. You’ve given me courage.”
Move boldly toward your goals even when you don’t feel bold. Have faith that your master is also your friend and you do not need to let fear hold you back from your day’s responsibilities.