The word written on my heart for the year of 2019 is courage. “I’m making this a year of courage”, I said, but what does courage mean?
Fear holds me back in a variety of ways-it tells me I won’t succeed, that I’m not good enough, pretty enough, or creative enough. So, I put a hold on things that I want to pursue because I’m scared I’ll fail. But, here’s what the bible says about courage:
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.
(NKJV) Deuteronomy 31:6
David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished.”
(NIV)1 Chronicles 28:20
So, instead of holding myself back because fear tells me “I can’t”, I’m going to keep pushing forward. I’m going to keep trusting in God to not leave or forsake me. I want to be a woman of courage, and go beyond the borders and boundaries that fear gives me. I want to say no if I don’t believe in it, I want to say yes if it stands for truth, and I want to take on the challenge instead of giving into the voice in my head that say’s that the challenge is to tough.
Fear, stress, anxiety-it will always be there to knock us down. We have to make the conscious choice to block all of that out and follow God because He will never let you down.
Let this be the year you go after courage-Morgan Harper Nichols
God, guide and direct my steps as we go through this year. Give me the strength to block out the fear, and have the courage to keep pushing forward. I trust in You to never leave or forsake me. I believe you won’t let me down, and that you want the best for my life. Amen
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