Tuesday, August 11, 2009

(in) courage

What does courage mean to me?
Automatically, I think of my favorite "Wizard of Oz" character...he tried so hard to be brave. When the rubber met the road, he failed miserably!
Sometimes courage happens as a result of no other option.
Sometimes, I don't want to be courageous. I have to. I don't have a choice.
Sometimes, I muster up courage through my faith in God. He guides me. He give me strength to have courage.
Since being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, I have learned to lean on Him. I do not know what the future holds for me physically, but I know that I can have the courage to enjoy each day that God gives me.
Sometimes, I am scared.
Sometimes, I need courage to let my children be independent. It isn't easy!
Sometimes, being in a stepfamily isn't easy either. It takes courage to deal with issues that are not relevant to 'traditional' families. It takes patience, trust in my Lord, humbleness....did I say patience?
More than anything, COURAGE means that I have to LET GO.
That is what courage means to me!
~Bethany :)
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1 comment:

Holley Gerth said...

Bethany, thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts on courage! I'm so glad to be (in) with you!