First Baptist Church of Herndon

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Courage Enough

Linda Soller | Jun 01, 2015


I am reading a book by Margaret Morford about courage when managing in the workplace. I don’t know about you, but growing up I never really considered I would need courage to go to work and do my job. Unfortunately it’s not the same workplace of our parents. There are times when it takes courage just to drive to work around the D.C. metro area. I looked up the word “courage” and found it means the quality of being brave.

When I think of brave or courageous characters in the Bible I think of David and Goliath right away, because David was in physical peril. As I ponder longer I think of Noah who bravely stood up to the people calling him crazy, and Moses who held the future of his people in his hands, and the disciples who were faced with spreading the word after Jesus was crucified. These were all courageous people, but in very different circumstances.

The examples of Noah, Moses, and the disciples speaks to us today as we face the world. We need to be brave when facing those who doubt us. We need to have courage when we are put in a place of leadership. We need to have courage enough to carry on when all may seem lost. In the book by Ms. Morford, the rules she offers for managing with courage apply to everyday life as well. She writes about being honest, treating people as individuals, not looking for excuses, and taking the blame when you mess us. I can relate to how hard it can be to follow these guidelines. When all is said and done, what we need is courage enough to get the job done, whatever that job is.

We need to remember we have been provided with what we need to get through difficult times. We have support to face our challenges. What we are called to do in our lifetimes will vary. We will not always respond as we should. We may face obstacles which frighten us. How we respond to everyday life prepares us for the exceptions and demonstrates to others who we are and what we believe. Our faith provides us with strength, support, and conviction to do the right thing. Our brain may put up a few road blocks. In the end what we need is courage enough to act and do what must be done, courage enough to stay true to our beliefs, courage enough to admit when we are wrong, and courage enough to remain faithful.

Have a great week! :o)  Linda