Brave

It’s Friday again! Hard to believe I haven’t written in a week, I’ve been so busy. Though I haven’t written, I have been planning some changes to this space. Sundays or Mondays I will be writing a post about Mental Health issues. Some Tuesdays or Wednesdays I will be posting about whatever comes to mind. And, Fridays will be for 5 Minute Fridays.

Today is a 5 Minute Friday. On Fridays I write for 5 minutes about the topic that Lisa Jo posts on The Gypsy Mama. Write for 5 minutes, no over-thinking, no editing.

This week, the topic is Brave.


READY? GO:

Brave…


This is not a word I often use to describe myself. But, as I look back over my life, I see bravery there.

I survived a 10+ year battle with depression that started when I was just about 9 years old.

I picked up and moved halfway across the country with no family or friends around when I was only 18. Then, I started at a school where I knew no one and had to make friends all over again.

I have overcome stage fright, in order to follow God’s call to use my voice to help lead worship.

I overcame rejection from schools I really wanted to attend in order to apply for other schools that would help me further my goals.

I moved out on my own and learned to face the world alone.

In all of these situations, and many more, I never saw my bravery over the anxiety I felt. I work through life in spite of my anxiety. And, as I look back, I see the situations in which I was brave.

In each of these, it is not my own bravery or courage, it’s Christ in me. He has led me through every place I’ve walked and brought me to where I am now.

There will be many more times when I need to be brave, and I know I will be. But not because of me, because of Christ in me. He is my source of courage when I am not feeling courageous.

He is my source of everything.

STOP

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