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Courage For Your Purpose
Typically, we do not think of courage as needed for personal growth. Yet, courage is not solely for combat. Courage is defined as the will to do what needs to be done despite opposition. Sometimes our strongest opposition comes from within, or the battlefield of our minds. On this battlefield, we may be bombarded with thoughts that are counterproductive that sabotage our efforts to live in concert with God’s plan. To win this battle, it helps to have words for your purpose.
Courage is a necessity. Change requires courage. You cannot be afraid of change if you truly want to become a woman of purpose. Some will need more change than others, depending upon the spiritual state at the point of beginning this journey. Still, all of us can do something to be more Christ like in our daily lives. We must renew our minds daily, and as often as necessary to combat negative thinking. It does take courage to renew your mind. You have to believe that the thoughts you crucify are not as valuable to your subsistence as those that come from the mind of Christ.
If God calls you to be a giant slayer, He will also give you courage to do all He commands. You do not need to be afraid of spiritual giants. Wear your armor and seek God for sensitivity to His will that you will know when to move and when to stand still (Exodus 14:13).
There will always be someone in Satan’s camp, looking for a trophy. They may see you as a good challenge, to add to their feats of triumph. But be as David, whom when He faced Goliath, did not wear the helmet of another warrior, for this would have been a hindrance. He took the sling, for which use God had been training David throughout his entire life. Though he was a teenager when he fought Goliath, you might say David had seventeen years of training. And David did not come to the giant with lofty words, as one invincible of his own power. But David did speak to the giant.
Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied (I Samuel 17:45 KJV).
David had courage because of his faith in God. Faith is the gird of courage. Without faith, you cannot be courageous. And with faith, you can slay the giants in your life – through the power of God’s anointing.