Courageous Christians–Not Cowardly Lions

What comes to your mind when you hear the word courageous? Each year I come across the word courageous, or courage, as a character trait in my seventh grade classroom. And each year I am amazed that my students can’t define courage on their own.

What makes someone courageous? How do you define courage?

Merriam Webster online defines courage as the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous.

Do it afraid. That’s what courage means to me.

See your fear. Acknowledge your fear. Carry out the task understanding that the fear is real, present, and just that, a fear not an insurmountable obstacle.

The key word to courage? Do.

If you’re looking at it from a fight or flight stance, this is fight.

It’s time to take back the fight. Time to stop being such a pushover in the name of love, political correctness, or whatever new passive term we’re giving our inability to stand with courage.

Take heart, Christian friends, we were called to be “Courageous” not cowards!

You can read Casting Crown’s words on “Courageous” here.

photo credit: Caucas’ via photopin cc


11 responses to this post.

  1. Hey,thats a great post,but i am confused with you you starting to post from C skipping A and B 🙂


  2. This is scheduled to go live on Thursday. The “C” Day. See my date above? I have no idea how this is open for you to read and comment on yet. yikes!

    My A post is up, though. B is fine and will go live at the right time. 🙂 I think. (Sent on April 1, but showed up as a comment instead of reply. Sorry!)


  3. Hey, on a lighter note Courage to start with C and then written to A and B 🙂


  4. nice take on the letter 'C'


  5. How fun is this! My entire series is called “The Bold Writer from A to Z”… Synchronicity rocks, doesn't it? I'm so glad I found you today!

    Today I saw an image on facebook that said Redefine Courage. I wanted to shout, “it works even now!” I do know that there is one translation that includes HEART. (from the COUR part). With my heart leading, I take stuff on I never would otherswise. That makes me courageous in many ways.

    Julie Jordan Scott
    A to Z Challenge Participant/2011,12,13,14…..
    The Bold Writer from A to Z


  6. What sticks out to me the most is: “The key word to courage? Do”. LOVE THAT!


  7. As I was saying, Carrie Ann, I love this song! Good stuff. Have you posted all your A to Zs already? How did I see this the other day?


  8. Somehow it went live early. I've written several ahead. I coach high school softball and can't always write. So, I'm trying to stay ahead and have posts go live automatically.


  9. I loved this post! “Do it afraid” was what struck me most. Keep going!



  10. Ahh, I see. A softball coach! And the thing about fear – writing is the same. Writers are encouraged to do what scares them, in terms of writing, to be brave. It's advice that's universal.


  11. what a great post love the theme for today thanks for sharing it with us


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