30, June 2012

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Courage (3)

‘…There is a greater power with us than with him.’ 2 Chronicles 32:7 NIV

David was bringing food to his brothers at the battlefront when he saw Goliath. He wasn’t thinking of becoming a hero, he just seized an opportunity other soldiers only dream about. Opportunities will catch you by surprise, 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 most, demonstrate courage-courage on the battlefield and in the boardroom, courage to defend the defenceless, or simply to attempt what nobody else thought possible. You say, ‘But I don’t have the money.’ Don’t worry, capital follows courage. What always precedes how. Don’t be intimidated by the numbers. God is not moved by spreadsheets and market conditions, 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 be 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?’ And somebody needs to be asking that question-why not you? The future belongs to those who have the courage to ask that question and the faith to hang in until they discover the answer. When the obstacles look too big and opposition seems too strong, stand on this Scripture: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged…for there is a greater power with us than with him.’

SoulFood: Ezek 40:10-42:20, Luke 4:14-30, Ps 98, Pr 14:34

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2012

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