I used to think being brave meant not being scared. Thought it meant being tough. Thought it meant showing no fear. Bravery is almost the complete opposite of those things. I do believe John Wayne said it best “courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway” Anyone can have certain fears and anxieties the brave are the ones who walk threw their fears anyway. Scared, shaking, unsure of what’s to come they do it anyway. There isn’t much glory in not being scared of something that doesn’t scare you. But there is much to be said about someone who is terrified and does it anyway. That is real courage and bravery.
Isaiah 40:29 “He gives strength to the weary and increase the power of the weak.”
As a young girl I always wanted to be the tough one. Never wanted to back down or be afraid. Fearless was a word that was near to my heart. Tough is another one that rings in my ears. Through life I might have let the expectations of being those things steer me away from situations that I may not be able to be so tough in. Ones that might really knock me down. How sneakily it crept in on me that I stopped being fearless and become fearful in an attempt to feel in control. I wasn’t being brave I had become fearful to scared to be scared! That’s certainly no way to live. You’ve only got one life. ONE, so don’t be afraid to make mistakes or take chances. Don’t be afraid to lose control over a situation, nothing is in your control anyway it’s all ultimately in His hands. Be brave and live with a purpose.
On an end note I can relate most of my emotions threw song & am loving the song Brave by Sara bareilles. Give it a listen!https://youtu.be/QUQsqBqxoR4