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Step Out Into COURAGE

Posted by admin April - 30 - 2012 - Monday

David was bringing food to his brothers at the battlefront when he saw Goliath. He wasn’t even thinking of being a hero that day, he just seized an opportunity other soldiers only dreamt about. Opportunities will catch you by surprise too, and if you’re not alert and ready, you’ll miss them.

What others discovered in David that day— had been there all along! If you’re a leader, you already possess the talent necessary to lead. But courage is what will establish you as a leader before others. The people we revere the most, demonstrate courage— courage on the battlefield and the football field, courage to defend the defenseless, or simply to attempt what nobody else thought possible.

You may be thinking, “But I lack the necessary funds.” Don’t worry, capital follows courage. What always preceded how. Don’t be intimidated by the numbers. I saw Woodrow Wilson win a AAA state championship here is Virginia several years ago with 31 players on their team. They beat a team in the championship game that carried over 80 players on its roster. It’s important to know from a spiritual standpoint that God is not moved by spreadsheets or how thick your playbook is. He’s moved by faith. Don’t let how intimidate you. It’s because how is so challenging that it provides you with great opportunity.

If the pathway to success were well-lit it would already by crowded. If how wasn’t a problem, someone else would already have figured it out! All progress begins with one question: “What needs to be done?” Somebody needs to be asking that question— why not make it YOU?!

The future belongs to those who have the courage to ask that question and…. the faith to hang on until they discover the answer. When the obstacles look too big and opposition seems too strong, you need to stand on the Word: “Do not be afraid or discouraged… for there is a greater power (God, through His Holy Spirit!) with us than with him.” (2 Chron. 32:7)

One Response to “Step Out Into COURAGE”

  1. Ray Lowe says:

    WOW! What powerful words. I will be reading this to my team on Firday at out team meeting. I just found out that three of my players from last years team will not be playing… I believe becasue they are unable to answer that question…What needs to be done. They lack the courage to make a difference. Thank you coach for your continued words of encouragement.