[kur-ij, kuhr-]


1. the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty,danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.

I think it’s interesting when you look at the above picture in correlation with the Webster’s definition of courage.  Is it truly difficult, dangerous, or painful to be and own all that you are?

I used to think so.

I am more fearful of going along on my merry way, with society’s status quo ringing in my ears, and not fulfilling God’s destiny for my life.  I fear that on my death bed, I will not feel as though my life made any impact.  I fear that when God and I have our special time after walking through the pearly gates, He’s going to ask me why I didn’t use all of the special gifts and talents that He gave me.

So, I guess for me, I can be fearful of what people think of me (and I’m pretty sure they already think I’m crazy, so nothing to lose there), or I can be fearful of living a grey, stagnant life because I’m more worried about the things of this life rather than my eternal life.  My choice is to have courage in this life, make the biggest tsunami of change that I possibly can with the help of my Creator, and look forward to the moment he says, “Atta girl.  You did good.  And I’m so proud of you.”

So, today, what is your choice?