Read Day #20 in Come With Me Devotional: Let Me Carry You
I didn’t used to feel brave.
If I could go back to my middle school self, I’d pull her tight. I’d tell her that she is a work-in-progress. I’d tell her that she had all kinds of potential, even though she couldn’t see it. I’d tell her that she was worth more than that boy who wanted to steal kisses (and try to steal more), but who wouldn’t look at her in the hallway at school the next day.
The word brave may not have defined me back then, but it was in me.
In today’s devotional, a group of friends carry a guy to a rooftop. They c
law away the clay tiles to set him in front of Jesus. Their friend was on a mat. He may have had bravery in him, but his legs weren’t working.
So they were brave together.
In the end, their friend walked away strong.
Today I’m talking with my friend, Kelly Johnson. She’s an advocate, a social worker, an author, blogger, and speaker. She’s also redefining what brave looks like. I think our conversation is a perfect fit for today’s invitation, which is:
Be brave together.
More than ever we need to speak words that heal. That encourage. That speak life.
Listen to today’s conversation with Kelly Johnson. (I apologize in advance for a few minor audio issues in the beginning — please hang in there. It’s worth it!)Tell someone that they are brave today. Believe it with them, until they feel it. #ComeWithMeDevo #BeingBrave Click To Tweet
In this conversation, Kelly shares that sometimes we just need someone to remind us that we are brave.
Will you be that person? Will you come alongside someone and tell them that they are courageous? That they are brave, even when they are still a work-in-progress?
And if you are that person, may I speak it over you today.
You are braver than you know, friend. I believe in you, and so does your God who loves you best.
21 Life Changing Invitations as We Walk With Jesus
Invitation #20: Be brave together
- Describe a time that someone spoke bravery over you, and how it changed your outlook.
Q: Why is it important for us to redefine bravery from a solitary experience to one of community?
Look for an opportunity today to speak bravery into the heart of another person. I promise the Lord will lead someone in your path. They may even be near to you right now.
Meet Kelly Johnson and Giveaways!
Kelly is giving away two copies of her new book, Being Brave, A 40-Day Journey to the Life God Dreams for You (it will be released in a couple of weeks). Just leave a comment and we’ll choose two winners on Monday.