Show courage on time
Courage is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues, for upon it, all others depend. – Winston Churchill.
Do you have feelings to do great things for God yet somehow don’t even start on it? Does a sermon for witnessing about Christ Jesus inspire you but you don’t end up talking about Christ to others? Do you keep quiet when its time for taking a righteous stand when there’s a moral crisis in the church? Do you find it difficult to say a strong NO when your friends incite you to sin? When its time for prayers do you feel shy because of what the not so spiritual people will say?
If you have answered YES to even one of these questions then you might be facing a courage issue. Not that you lack courage but that you need to exhibit courage at the right time. There’s an English proverb that says, ‘It is easy to be wise after the event’. Sometimes after you have faced a moral crisis or personal temptation you feel you should have been more assertive or less politically correct to shun out evil. Yet you know that the next time you want to set things right you may have to wait for your chance or use even more force. Here’s where you make up your mind that in the future you will be able to clearly recognize situations where you need to show courage. After which you will then be courageous right away.
You are still fortunate if you have chances to make amends. Sometimes all you can do is say “I’m sorry Lord Jesus” when you have failed the Lord. Not everyone gets that option. Because some people die in their sins due to being too cowardly to admit and confess their sins to God. They are more concerned about the ridicule of the world when its time to repent. They should realize that more important than the worlds opinions is reconciliation back to God.