Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
The quote is buried in the trees, as in can't see the forest for the trees.
So here it is because it's a thought provoking one.
" Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day saying,
'I will try again tomorrow.'"
Sometimes, it takes courage to just get out of bed and stand to face the day.
Sometimes, courage is opening that door and going back into that place that shreds your bravery, tests your boundaries and causes you to break out in a sweat.
Sometimes, courage is ending the battle you've been waging when the battle costs too much to continue.
Many times, it is falling to your knees and giving the control of your life to God, and accepting His love and guidance.
Courage has many faces and they all come with a price tag.
God tells His people to take courage and fear not many times throughout His Word. Is that because He knows how prone we are to losing hope?
One of the most valuable discoveries I made about courage was during a Bible study. If God tells us to have courage, hang on, fear not...and He tells us to ENcourage each other (building up courage), then what is the opposite of encouragement? Discouragement. Which is the taking away of courage. And who's goal is to steal, (take away) kill and destroy?
Is there a quiet courage whispering that the time to do the very scary thing right in front of you is now?