Have you ever been afraid of something? You needed courage…but didn’t know where to find it. God’s word gives us the answers we need to get us through any situation.
Courage is for anything you absolutely do NOT want to do…or scared to do; Paul was in prison and DID NOT WANT TO BE THERE, but simply needed sufficient courage for right then!
“Yes, and I will continue to rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and the help given by the Spirit of Jesus Christ, what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance. I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.” (Philippians 1:19-20, NIV)
Fear goes exactly where we tell it to go! We can move fear from the back of our minds to the front with one swift thought! We shift our concentration away from our courage by focusing on what is frightening us. Therefore,…strengthening the fear.
Stop it!! Choose to push through the fear…”Sufficient Courage.”
Sufficient: ample, enough, plenty. Courage: bravery, guts, nerve, daring…
God will give you just what you need at that very moment! “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13, KJV)
Those self-imposed barriers are broken and you begin to grow in His strength! “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” (Deuteronomy 31:8, NIV)
Cling to the word and Gods promise and reward. (Psalms 119:116, Romans 14:8, I Corinthians 6:20, 2 Corinthians 3:12 and 7:4, I Peter 4:16)