eyeInspire: Take Courage

It's Saturday night, or 1:43am Sunday morning and my day off is over. I usually blog seven days a week, but I just needed a day to myself. Anyways here's I'm back, so let's get straight to it!

When you think of courage what comes to mind? For some courage may be defined by a hero saving hostages from a bank robbery or a child standing up to a bully. Although these are great examples of courageous acts, I think that sometimes we pass up blessings and end up as cowards.

1 Peter 3:14 says, But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." Take Courage.

I think that this is a very important lesson for everyone, even myself. We sometimes fall into the trap of peer pressure and do things just because others tell us to. But why? Because we fear that we will be misfits. Eventually we go against the will of God. I think that we encounter this problem on a day to day basis. When we're in relationships our partner may want to have sex (or just be sexual in general), and we give in to temptation just to please them. We know that God wants us to wait until we're married, but we settle for the short term pleasure. If you work with a relative and see them steal from the job, do you tell if the boss asks you? We know it's the right thing to do, but out of the fear of how our family will then view us, we don't say a word. We help our best friend cheat on a test so they don't fail, but then do we fail in the eyes of God?

I'll admit to saying that I would probably make the wrong decision maybe not out of fear, but out of the fear of being rejected (which may mean the same thing as fear lol). A lot of times we choose choice A instead of B to please our neighbor, when all God wants us to do is to make the right decision. What we have to realize is although we may suffer for it from man, we will receive a blessing from God. That's not asking too much at all, but God gave us free will so it's all up to us to decide. He said do not fear what they fear! Why are we so afraid of being rejected or blacklisted when the person we're afraid of is scared themselves? They are afraid that we might actually have it in us to say no, and to just go with our hearts in doing what is right.

So today I inspire you to go against the grain and maybe choose a route where you might have to suffer to get to the grand prize at the finish line. It may seem hard, but just keep the mind that there is always a blessing after the storm. Take courage, and with that comes so much more than following a group of cowards.

l o v e . l i v e . i n s p i r e . = e l l e . e l l e . e y e .


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