The apostle Paul finished his letter to the church at Corinth, which was facing many challenges at the time, both internally and externally …
"So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and steady, always enthusiastic about the Lord's work, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless." 1 Corinthians. 15:58. NLT
Bill Hybels writes this in his excllent book Courageous Leadership …
"No matter how difficult the hardship, no matter how long the particular storm lasts, no matter how dark and scary it gets, no matter how the winds how and the waves crash … choose the path of courage. Be steadfast, immovable, endure. Decide in advance you are never going to quit. That’s courageous leadership!”
Mary Anne Radmacher once said, "Courage doesn't always ROAR. Sometimes courage is that quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' "
Aristotle said, "You will never do anything in this world without courage."
C.S. Lewis said, "Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point."
Dorothy Bernard said, "Courage is fear that has said its prayers."
Mark Twain said, "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not the absence of fear."
Victor Frankl said, "There is no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bear witness that a person has the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer."
Napoleon said, "Courage isn't having the strength to go on, it is going on when you don't have the strength."
Winston Churchill said, "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
"Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength." Unknown.
God said to Joshua, "Haven't I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don't be timid; don't get discouraged. God, your God, is with you every step you take." Joshua 1:9. MB
Do you need to hear a call to courage today?