Defining Courage

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Courage. What is it anyhow? Is it the ability to walk into a house that is haunted? Is it the ability to standd up for your rights even if others tell you NO? What is courage? What does it really mean? Why do so many people need it, or at least seem to lack it?

Courage is actually feeling the fear, but doing it anyway. I can remember listening to a marketing coach say this at a conference last year, and I thought, yep, that is accurate.

Howeve, why is it that some have it and some don't? Could it be our upbringing, our religious beliefs, or even our financial blueprint? What makes us courageous or not at all?

Real Courage Always Believes
It has been said that when someone has faith, they can move a mountain. So, are faith and courage the same thing? Yes and no. In reality, faith is believing without seeing, but courage is the feeling you get that leads you to take action.

For example, when Jesus was walking on the water, and the disciples though He was a ghost, he said to them, "Oh yea of little faith." This was because:

Jesus knew that in their humanness they were afraid
Jesus met them where they were mentally
Jesus wanted to use this experience to teach them

Through this experience, he wanted his followers to know that he was NOT about fear, but about love, and a sound mind. He wanted them to have that, and to cling to that with hope, not to lose hope. Don't you see that God was about building up people and NOT letting them become downtrodden by life?

Sometimes it's hard to see God in everything, but it has been said that, we don't see God in all, we don't see God at all! God is always there even when we face fearful times, and when we face trials. So, do you think courage is a great way to define faith? What else would you call it?

Be of Good Courage
Have you ever read the verse that asks you to be of good courage? If not, here goes:

Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.- Psalm 27:14
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD your God, he it is that does go with you; he will not fail you, nor forsake you. -Deuteronomy 31:6
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