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It’s easy to do what we’ve always done and to simply maintain the status quo. But it takes much courage to grow into our better and become all God has created us to be.

Even from childhood, it took courage to leave the comfort of our parent’s side to enter the unpredictable world of our peers.

And through our rebellious teenage years, it still took courage to resist peer pressure to do what we knew was right.

And this need for courage doesn’t stop once we become adults. In fact, the stakes and demands are often much higher.

For instance, marriage is not for the faint of heart and it takes tremendous courage to commit our life to someone else until death.

And it takes courage to discover our talents and abilities and to offer them in meaningful ways to others. Hobbies are safe.But it’s risky to offer our strength not knowing how it might be received or if it will even make a difference.

Likewise, it takes an incredible amount of courage to stand firm on God’s truth in a world completely focus on its own happiness. Not only do we seem odd and peculiar, but we’re often pressured to conform to simply keep everyone else comfortable.

In countless ways, we must consistently disrupt the status quo to become all God has called us to be.

The point is not simply to disrupt. But this disruption is a necessary part of growth and moving into our better.

Just as we can’t grow by staying a child forever, so we must continue courageously taking steps of faith into each new season and embracing each new role God has given us.

This means some things will be left behind and many things are yet to be discovered.

But it’s only through these acts of bravery we’re able to bring more life and goodness into the world and accomplish all that is ours to do.

Be courageous and make an impact for good. The world is in desperate need of the brave-hearted.

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Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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