Be Strong and Courageous

Be strong and courageous for the Lord is with you wherever you go.

Faith makes fear illogical, but fear makes little sense no matter what you believe.

Fear is usually fear of the unknown. The solution: know, then decide if you’re still scared. (Read This: Let Fear Be Your Guide)

Fear also impedes life.

We don’t set out after what we should because we’re afraid, be it of failure, of danger, of death, harm, or we fear that we aren’t worthy of the lofty aims we keep to ourselves.

Fear versus Audacity

Ambition is your soul telling you what living is. It’s different for all of us, but to ignore those ambitions if they’re true to what we want and not what our culture tells us to want, is to turn your back on the experience of life.

Life cannot be lived in monotony, in safety, in intention. It requires action. It requires fear as a compass and not a deterant.

Without fear we’d have no clue what we want. There would be no resistance, no internal barrier. Audacity and ambition would be had by everyone, fortunately it’s not. And like all things it’s something we have to earn in the face of things that scare the crap out of us.

Yet, as it’s written, be strong and courageous, don’t be timid and weak and afraid.  If you believe in God it simply makes no sense, and if you don’t believe in God, again, it makes no sense. To allow fear to run your life is to remove yourself from the experience of life.

It takes guts and practice to take courage. Every time fear pops into your brain, when your heart starts pounding and that weak aspect of your psyche starts giving reasons and excuses to avoid the actions you know deep down you have to take, you know this is an opportunity for growth, it’s an opportunity to become stronger, tougher, and better.

It’s an opportunity to live.

So do as the verse says and be strong and courageous. Do not be a little bitch.