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Saturday, January 27, 2018

HOW TO BE A COURAGEOUS CHRISTIAN: UNIQUE GUIDES

HOW TO BE A COURAGEOUS CHRISTIAN

how to be a courageous christian



Greetings! Here is another wonderful moment with everygospel on a distinct topic titled "How to be a courageous Christian".
First I will like to ask you this question, have you ever desired to be courageous? If yes, then this article on how to be a courageous Christian is just for you.

Now I know many authors, pastors, and other persons must have talked about being courageous, and you must have heard their own side of the story on being courageous.

But have you heard mine? ''Smiles'' Moving on.

Courage is the capability to do something that terrifies us. (bravery) It is the ability that enables a person to face danger, difficulties etc, without any atom of fear. And it works in accordance with the spirit or the mind.

It's also one of the most admired attributes which can eventually help you go through life problems without being emotionally affected. So. I believe courage and muscle have a lot in common.

Most persons feel that courage is just all about the genes and so the settle their strength on what their genes can offer. I will say yes it does because sometimes being nervous can be attributed to your DNA. But the truth is you can learn and develop strong courage even more than the people you see as brave (bravest).

It takes courage to exhibit passion, confidence, strength, truth, integrity, and compassion on a daily basis. One of the reasons why people fail in life is because of lack of courage. Let me ask you another question when was the last time you felt scared or nervous that somehow affected your decisions?

Some of this answers may be a few years back, some month back, days back and so on.

Every decision you make might eventually become stressful or difficult. But a heart full of courage will always stand to face and overcome its fears and challenges. So courage is very important in our life.

I will like to show you something unique and very important before continuing with the topic for today which is ''How To Be A Courageous Christian''

Stay with me shortly as I show you reasons to take strong courage.

There are times in your life that you may need someone to say to you be strong, take courage, and take heart. 


While I was growing as a teenager I discovered I had this gift of speaking motivational words that could make a failure become successful in life. But I had a very serious challenge of speaking to the crowd, yet the opportunity of standing out in the crowd to speak kept coming. So one day I was compelled to be the speaker for a seminar, and when it was time for me to go up stage to speak, I must say I was struggling with myself and it was hard for me, not because I had nothing to say but because I lacked courage at that point and all I needed was some words of encouragement. And my friend who was just beside me whispered to me that I can make it because I have the life of Christ in me. That alone got me on my feet with a huge amount of boldness and gave me reasons to take strong courage.


REASONS TO TAKE STRONG COURAGE


Because Christ Has Overcome The World (On The Cross)

The bible says in the book of  1 John 5:4 For everyone born of God overcome the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world even our faith.  

Jesus Christ died on the cross to save us from everything that's going to stand against us in our life. So we have every right to exhibit strong courage at all times knowing that he is with us.

Because God Has Commanded Us To Be

Scripture says in Joshua 1:9  This is my command be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go". 

So with God's presence in our lives, we shouldn't by any means be afraid, rather courageous, because He has commanded and promised to be with us always.

Because There's Always A Result At The End

Proverbs 23:18 says  There's surely a future hope for you, and you hope will not be cut off. 

It takes a heart full of courage to move towards what people feel it's difficult yet sees it very easy and possibly knowing there's always a result at the end.


Because We Are Made In The Image Of God 

We are God's image a true identity of who Christ is. So nothing should by any means limit our courage because we have got the power of Christ in us which means the Blood of Jesus Christ runs in us. Wow, I must say we are highly favored as humans and this should give us reasons to take strong courage in life even as Christians.


Because It Reflects Christ In Us

Ephesians 5:1 says:  Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. 

When we imitate Christ, by trying to be like him, following his full steps, simply reflect Christ in us as the light of the world. So as Christians, we expected to reflect Christ in our daily life.

Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. 



HOW TO BE A COURAGEOUS CHRISTIAN 


BY FAITH

Scripture says in Hebrews 11:1: Now faith is the substance of things hope for, the evidence of things not seen.

As Christians, we have to understand that faith and courage has a direct link between themselves, so in other words, if your faith is strong enough, you will definitely be strong and courageous but if you have a weak faith, you will as well lack the courage you need to stand strong as Christians.

Joshua in the bible is a perfect example of someone who had a strong faith based on the word of God in his life, which gave him a better ground to stand courageously even before he became a leader, he grew in faith and then became courageous. So then faith is a very important factor when it has to do with being courageous, which means there are inseparable.

Now, if you are a bible scholar, you will know what happened to Peter when he was walking in the water with Jesus. At first, he had courage in him as he saw the master walking on water but when fear stepped in, his faith was shaken and his courage was gradually sinking as well.

Fear has a way of killing our faith and courage. So, build your faith and you will discover that it will help you on how to be a courageous Christian.


FACE YOUR FEARS

The best way to face your fears as courageous Christian is by strengthening your confidence.

I know that most persons have this mindset that the only time you can overcome and face your fears is when grown up.

But the truth is what you don't face to overcome will definitely affect you later

Our minds might be urging us to avoid and run whenever we come across our fears, but you and I know how wrong and dangerous this could be to our life.

So, put that courage into action and look into the eyeball of your fears and see if you will not stand courageously. Listen to the truth and not your feelings (emotions), know who you are in Christ and you will discover you can face your fears and how to be a courageous Christian will no more be an issue in your life.


EDUCATE YOURSELF WITH THE WORD 

Hosea 4:6 '' My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge''

As Christians, if you don't study the scripture and know your worth, you will lack courage
So one of the best ways to be courageous is by educating ourselves with the necessary information, studying the scripture effectively with understanding. And when this is done you will eventually realize that you are courageous because a man full of knowledge is full of courage knowing what he has in his archive.


BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

Johann Wolfgang quote ''As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live''

So believe in yourself because you're braver than what you think you are, more talented than what you know and more capable than your imaginations.

Philippians 4:13 say I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. 

Develop your mindset towards what God has already invested in you.
I'm always so inspired about the story of David in the bible when he fought and defeated Goliath, he had this strong courage even when he was discouraged by Saul, yet he knew that he had something inside of him and stood up for his courage. Today the whole world is talking about David.



CONCLUSION

2 TIMOTHY 1:7 SAYS For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love, and of a sound mind.

It is very wrong to create room for fear as Christians but rather we are meant to rule our lives.
So if you truly believe that your courage in life will know no bound, then stand up for it with no doubt, creating no room for fears that can make you stumble and you will realize that How to Be A Courageous Christian will no more be an issue in your life.


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