Five Minute Friday: Brave

Five Minute Friday

No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation.

Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

5 mins of writing on a set topic.

I’ve decided that if I ever wanted to do more writing….and to really get serious about it then I need to be able to just write. Simply write. So I’m going to join some friends linking up at Lisa-Jo’s blog and we shall see what fun ensues…..

So here goes….



“We have to be braver than we think we can be, because God is constantly calling us to be more than we are.”  – Madeline L’Engle

I think that the people I think of as brave and courageous, wouldn’t naturally think of themselves as brave. They are just in the ‘doings’…..

The single Mum raising her children.

The young high school leaver joining the armed forces.

The most un-teacherish (by self-proclamation) Mum choosing to homeschool her kids.

The cancer survivor, reaching out to others who have a terrible, awful prognosis.

The former CEO leaving his job to commit to serving and empowering youth in his city.

A friend who is constantly stepping out and above her fear of man, to inspire and encourage those around her.

Dear people we know, pregnant again after loosing their last little baby just six weeks after his birth.

Those boys of mine readying their hearts to uproot and settle in a new place, to make a new school their own and to share their lives with new people.

Brave.  Or just living out what they are called to do?  The things set before them.  God is constantly calling us to be more.  I’d like to think we step into that thing known as ‘brave’ as we choose to follow Him, and we are intentional with our actions, our thoughts and the state of our hearts.

When God calls, He enables.  Of this I am absolutely sure.  And when the feet make the move to step out in our callings, bravery enters the heart, so the ‘doings’ or the ‘brave acts’ are just a natural progression of who we are.






13 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Brave

  1. Absolutely! Bravery is a gift from above that we receive when we make that choice to follow Him… or just trust in Him 🙂 Beautiful words!

  2. I love your connection that real bravery is just in doing. There are so many that we label as brave but they are simply standing strong doing and going through all that God has called them to.

  3. Yes, yes. Bravery is often linked to obedience. It can look like craziness at times, but mostly as you said, is in the doing. Thanks for the beautiful thoughts!

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