There’s a REASON people use the phrase ‘biblical proportions’.
If you want to step up into the rarified air that antiquity’s heroes lived and breathed you can, IF you’re willing to make these two simple course corrections.
First off, if your self-assessment shows that you are one of the many who is hamstrung by fear, face it.
Don’t write it off as part of your nature. Reject it. Oppose it. It is beneath you as a Christian. Scripture is saturated with calls to be courageous. Paul admonishes Timothy about a ‘spirit of fear’ which he says is NOT what God gave Timothy, but God gave him instead ‘Power, love, and (depending on your translation) either ‘a sound mind’ or ‘self control’. (2 Tim 1:7-8)
Fear is a choice. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be chastised for succumbing to it.
Remember, Gideon had a big army, and he sent the cowards home. It was SMALLER, but, when he was done, it was STRONGER.
But that’s only half the story.
The rest of the story has to do with HOW you stand. Standing in your own strength will only carry you so far. You need something BIGGER.
It’s something more than just Shakespear’s line about ‘screwing your courage to the sticking place’. It has to be anchored in something big enough to carry you forward when all hell (sometimes literally) breaks loose against you.
Point two: Be strong in the lord and in the power or his might
Doug covers what the Biblical badasses had to say about that idea in today’s show.
But more importantly, he gives you the roadmap on how to make both points one and two really happen. The seven proven steps that transformed ordinary men of old into the spiritual lions we meet in the Scripture. Enjoy!
And then, when you’re done, use that courage to leave a scar on el diablo’s backside.
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