What I Gather About… Brave

Five Minute Friday

Today is 5 Minute Friday!  The word of the day:  BRAVE!  Check out more fantastic writing on Lisa-Jo Baker’s blog!


Some days I feel brave.  In front of me I see wide open spaces, lots of sunlight flooding green fields full of life.  I’ve walked this path long enough to know that while I may see wide open spaces in front of me, it’s just the view he is letting me enjoy.  The path he lays out before me is always a narrow one.  I’m accustomed to and comforted by the gentle prodding when I get off track.

I have felt brave before.  I think of the journeys I have been on, led by one who seems to take delight in keeping my future a secret from me.  That’s okay.  Everywhere I have been with him has been rich and full and beautiful.  Hard, oh yes.  That doesn’t scare me anymore.

Okay, okay.  Sometimes I’m scared out of my mind, not of what’s hard but of the unknown.

Not today.  I am brave and looking ahead and feel thrill. THRILL!  I never use that word, but it seems fitting.  I have the tools I need, won by conquered battles and the equipping of the Holy Spirit.  What more could I need?  I have laborers alongside me and I will not look back.  I press toward the mark, he is my prize.

Yes, I am brave today.  I have been afraid and paralyzed at times but today I am brave and I choose to take a step.


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  1. Anastacia says

    I enjoyed your post, Rachael. I’m glad you were feeling brave today. Thanks for sharing with us. I’m your Five Minute Friday neighbor. :-)

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