We usually assign courage to front line workers and military personnel. But there’s a daily courage we all need. Life is filled with much angst and we must have the courage to keep showing up.
To be sure, courage is not just for life’s major events. More often than not it is in daily living that we need it the most.
For instance, it takes courage to show up to an interview or to offer our services not knowing the outcome.
It takes courage to pursue relationships and to keep our heart open in them – knowing we will be let down time and again.
Likewise, it takes much courage to live with our integrity and to own our choices when it’s often much easier to blame others.
Daily living is courageous because there is a certain uncertainty and dread to it. We know every choice comes with a cost, but there’s no way to predict how everything will play out.
Even our best efforts cannot keep us from getting sick, losing our job, facing divorce, or the like.
And we’re often tempted to play it safe in the face of such uncertainty. Why risk more with very little guarantees?
But courage is faithfully facing the many unknowns and risks of life in our pursuit of God’s best.
This is not blindly rushing ahead without counting the cost. But it is taking wise risks – living boldly in faith as we trust the goodness of God.
We limit our courage to face major life issues when we don’t practice courage in daily living.
Our faith grows through the deep resolve to face the routine everydayness of life.
Be strong and very courageous in your daily living. This is where it counts the most.