I have this key I wear around my neck. It simply says, brave. But strangely enough brave isn’t so easy for me to live out.
My mind likes to wander. I like to say that my mind is like an Internet page with 1,000 tabs open. My mind has 1,000 things running through it at once; always with a new idea flowing. But as it goes, when a negative thought appears- my mind wanders on that. My mind sometimes sets up these series of unfortunate events, if you will, and plays out these little skits of what may happen if this happens. I think my mind tricks itself saying, “If I think about the negatives of what might happen, when something bad actually happens… it’s like I prepared myself for it.” I hide behind my thoughts instead of being brave. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Maybe you’re like me, too. Maybe your mind wanders. Maybe you have 1,000 tabs open at once. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But let me tell you, my imagination of what if’s… will never prepare or comfort my heart for what is truly to come. That’s the thing, isn’t it? We can dream, we can worry, we can consume our lives of “what if’s…” all we want, but in the end it is only God’s will that is going to prevail. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We don’t need to live in fear. We don’t need to play out our lives, because He’s already done that for us. All because of one simple, yet powerful name: Jesus. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Don’t show up to an event worn out by your over-thinking and thoughts of what ifs; but instead show up brave, rested, and sure in the truth and armor of God.
My little key of bravery is all rested and assured in Jesus Christ alone.⠀