Courage is an elusive beast. When you have it you can conquer the world. You walk in confidence and believe you can slay any giant. When you lack courage and feed on fear, life is miserable. You walk in doubt and sabotage yourself.
In December of 2008, one morning during my personal worship time, I had a God moment. Sitting at my computer I knew God gave me an idea and a calling all at once. It was not one of my daily “ideas” to change the world. This time I knew God have laid a calling on me. The result was EXAMEN.me.
It may not seem like a big deal to you, but at the time I knew very little about the web. I struggled with just using WordPress. Imagine feeling like God had called you to create a custom built web application, but you had no tools of your own to do it. Sounds like a recipe for no courage and drowning in fear, doesn’t it?
But this time it was different. I had no fear and was full of courage. I started to work and started calling people, read blog post after blog post of how to create a web app and got to work. After assembling a team we launched a fully functional web app after 3 months of development and only 4 months after the original idea.
I still look back over that time and wander how in the world we did it. I faced some serious financial, technical and relational giants. But like David, God gave me supernatural courage.
Where did that courage come from?
Courage comes from being crystal clear on God’s call in your life.
When you are in a season of life where you are waiting to hear from God, you will struggle with courage.
When you have a good idea and you wander if you should run with it, you will wrestle with doubt.
When you are busy doing many things and not sure what God called you to, I am confident you will lack courage.
However, when you know in your bones God has laid a calling on your life and you have fully surrendered to it, you will have the courage to stand up to any giant and defeat them.
Courage is elusive only if you do not know what God has called you to. Go read about Joshua. God told him to not fear only after he gave him a call.
Don’t waste your precious life living with fears and lack courage. Get back to the basics. Get really clear on what God has called you to do. Get your eyes off your activities and abilities and get your eyes on God. I promise your father wants to make himself known to you.