Finding Your Courage for a New Adventure

Finding Your Courage for a New Adventure

When I first started leading teams on outdoor adventures one of my greatest fears was that no one would sign up to come with me on the trips. My dad took a ton of that pressure off when he said, “Look at your trips this way. You are going on an adventure. People can join you if they want. But even if you go alone, you are going to have an adventure.”

I’ve lived by that motto ever since. In fact, I’ve used it for pretty much anything I’ve been afraid to do. Writing a book. Starting a cafe. Starting a ministry. I’m stepping out. You can join me if you want. But I’m going either way.

Trying something new is always a little scary. There’s always a chance for failure. There’s always a chance you’ll look foolish. But a lot of whether it’s a success or failure depends on your attitude. If you’re going after something you believe God put in your heart, even if it means going alone, then I don’t believe you can ever really fail.

Courage is contagious.

You probably won’t be going it alone for long. Your decision to step out will inspire others to be courageous. They’ll want to join you. You may start out alone, but if you’ll stay the course you’ll look back and see a trail of people who also found the courage to go for it. They just needed to see someone who wasn’t afraid to step out. And you were that person.

Be courageous. Step out and do what God placed in your heart. Even if it means you go it alone for a while.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7


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