Chuck Norris is not a legend because he was a normal guy and he did normal things. He became a legend because he was daring. He was courageous enough to do all the risky things that other people were too timid to do. This is what made him become a television legend. In this world, the most celebrated people are the risk takers, the people that are bold enough to ‘go for it’ and to keep pushing.
The Old Testament in the Bible is like the Christian ‘Hall of Fame’. All the heroes we hear of were called by God to do great things and perform great acts of faith. These required boldness, bravery, tenacity and great faith for success. Heroes such as David who killed Goliath with a sling and a stone; Esther, the Jew, who was made queen of Persia at a time when Jews were sought after and Joshua who lead the Israelites to the promised land, which was in the possession of giants, after the death of Moses all required the aforementioned qualities for success. We, as Christians, celebrate and learn from our heroes of Faith because of their boldness and great faith in the word of God.
Likewise, if we want to be great, influential and memorable in the lives that we lead, if we want to make a difference in our communities, we need to be bold. We need to ignore the voices of fear and hold on to the promise that all things work together for the good to those that love God, to those who are called according to His purpose**. We need to be brave enough to step outside our comfort zones for us to become the great individuals God intended us to be.
1 Chronicles 28 vs 20: And David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and of good courage, and do it, do not fear nor be dismayed , for the Lord God – my God – will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord
These words were spoken to Joshua as he was tasked to lead the Israelites after Moses died and when King Solomon was asked to build the House of the Lord respectively. These two tasks were daunting and intimidating but God’s words were reassuring. God is speaking these words to us today. Whatever it is that you are scared of doing, do it. God will be with you every step of the way to guide you where you are not sure, to help you up when you fall and to hold you up when you succeed.
“Fortune favours the bold.”~ Vigil
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**Romans 8 vs28 (NKJV)