Walking in Strength and Courage


What good works do you believe God has prepared for you? To walk in the works God has prepared for you requires both strength and courage.

To walk in the work God has prepared for you requires both strength and courage.

Look at the story of David and see how his brothers mocked him, how the king challenged him and how Goliath started with the trash talk. I believe it took both strength and courage to overcome not only the enemy, but also his family and his king. 

Isn’t this a small picture of what life is like today? You get a sense of what God might be calling you to do, but as soon as you mention it to someone, doubt and fear creep in—complete with words like “failure” flashing across your mindand you dismiss the notion altogether.

But deep down inside aren’t you wondering: What if?

Let’s assume that Ephesians 2:10 is true about you. That YOU are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works He planned in advance so that you would walk in them.

Here’s the logical follow-up question: What good works do you believe He’s prepared for you to walk in? (Set aside any current obstacles.  Remember that no work is too small or too big.)

Now, what changes or decisions do you need to make in order to in the works God has prepared?

As the story David of illustrates we must allow God to liberate us from our fears and manifest the glory of God that is within us. Consider this Scripture:

“This is what the LORD says: ‘Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls…’” —Jeremiah 6:16 (NIV)

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