One woman secured a place in the annals of history by putting her life on the line. For years, she had followed the established protocol: move to the back of the bus. One day, however, she had had enough. With no regard for her life or the consequences she might incur, she remained in her seat when asked to move for a white passenger. This woman was Rosa Parks, and her courageous act sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
David could probably win a campaign for the Bible’s posterchild of courage. While everyone else feared Goliath, David welcomed the challenge. He was so courageous that he told Goliath, “Today the Lord will conquer you, and I will kill you and cut off your head” (1 Samuel 17:46, NLT). Keep in mind: all David had was a few stones and a sling in his hand as he talked so forcefully to Goliath. David was inspired to fight a giant because he knew God was on his side.
With God, all things are possible; therefore, we can approach every obstacle courageously. Don’t let life’s challenges intimidate. Instead, face your giants, knowing that “God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline” (2 Timothy 1:7, NLT).