i never thought of courage as a life skill. i am learning it is. it sets me free when i choose to use it.
i thought courage was only for heroes in storybooks and movies. where you survived and killed the bad guy and won the girl.
little did i know that the really bad guy was my own "self"
and while spending time in the wee hours of the mornings with jesus was my lifeline it was filled with so much pain. pain that was rotting my bones and i didn't know what to do with it pages and pages filled with words that were true but the problem was i wasn't "doing" much of them
often when we are in the middle of chaotic living we fail to see ourselves as part of the problem. we see others and they very well have the biggest part in the mess but
here's what i learned
that i had power. i had a choice and when i stopped listening to what i was fed growing up..you know that yucky victim mentality
and i put the words that Paul wrote in Colossians 2:6-7 that my life began a process of turning around
My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you’ve been given. You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live him. You’re deeply rooted in him. You’re well constructed upon him. You know your way around the faith. Now do what you’ve been taught. School’s out; quit studying the subject and start living it! And let your living spill over into thanksgiving.
and i began what i call
the art of living courageously and i can't wait to sit down with you all and take all of this apart so we can look at it in small bites!
(just my morning musings to be obedient to write something. no judgement please:) i am not editing these...thank you!)
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