Actively Pursue Courage

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6 

If you want to overcome fear, there are three important things you must do. The first one we talked about yesterday: you must face your fears. Next, you must actively pursue courage. When you pursue God, you actually pursue the source of courage.  

Deuteronomy 31:6 tells, Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” This tells us that God isn’t only our source of courage, but His presence is the reason we can be courageous!  

So the Bible tells us we are to be ACTIVE in our pursuit of the Lord. We are to be ACTIVE in our pursuit of courage. Dale Carnegie once said, “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”  

You cannot just sit around waiting for courage. If you do, you will probably experience the opposite effect. The longer you let your mind play tricks on you, the more time you give fear the opportunity to overwhelm you. 

This is what Satan wants! He loves to mess with your mind, and he messes with your mind because he intends to trap you in the cage of fear. That is his goal. His goal is to make you a prisoner of fear! Someone once described fear as “false evidence appearing real.” Think about that today…  

As you find yourself actively pursuing courage through Christ, you will find yourself walking away from your fears! 

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bible verse

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

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