This was the question after reading a great blog post by Walter Bright. Using the bible story of Esther, which he described as ‘reluctance meeting courage’ he encourages us to look at life from the same perspective i.e. are we reluctant to be courageous? Would we rather be cowards instead of heroes?
The biggest takeaway for me however was this:
“Your entire race may not be facing extinction from a violent decree, but I’m sure you know somebody who’s life matters. Any maybe you have:
- A platform
- A voice
- An Influence
- Maybe you were brought to the Kingdom for such a time as this
- Maybe you are uniquely positioned to show extraordinary courage
Stand up. Run in the right direction. Let your voice be heard. The only thing the poor, hurting, homeless, marginalized and disenfranchised need is someone who seeks justice, loves kindness and walks humbly.”
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As I close this one out I’ll be looking to see what I have out of those five items because I don’t want to be a coward … ever. Click HERE to read Walter’s post in its entirety but remember: you’ve got to go out and make life happen; you’ve only got one!!!