Be Brave

28 09 2012

I overheard the conversation and smiled. A young woman was thanking an older woman for helping her step out and serve. “I was so nervous. I didn’t think I could do it. You helped me find the courage to try something outside of my comfort zone. Thank you!”

Hugging the young woman, the older woman encouraged her and thanked her for being an example. When the moment was over, she turned to me and said, “The only real barrier to being a servant is having the courage to try.”

She is so right.

It is hard to stretch beyond the familiar. We get nervous about walking in new places. We are afraid that we will make a mistake, mess it all up, or fall on our faces. And maybe we will. But being a servant isn’t about being perfect, having all the right answers, or never failing. It is about following Jesus. It is about taking a step of faith, opening a door of surrender, and allowing God to define the moment.

When we take a deep breath and are courageous about walking where Jesus walks, God can and will do amazing things.

My Jesus Resolution today is to be brave. God is calling me to step outside of my comfort zone and look like Jesus. It may mean making a phone call, sending a card, teaching a class, meeting a friend, speaking up, or saying ‘yes.’ I may get it right. I may not. But in trying, there is transformation.



One response

28 09 2012

It sounds like the older woman was truly living out the words of Titus 2! I think sometimes young women get the idea that they have to serve alone, and nothing could be further from the truth.

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