There are times when “braver five minutes longer,” actually means being quiet when you are verbally attacked, which allows God to have the final word. At other times, “braver five minutes longer,” means standing your ground and being constant. Being “braver five minutes five minutes longer,” is never yielding voice or ground when the defenseless are under attack.
Often battles are won, lies are exposed, and enemies are conquered because you are the last one standing on the field. Courage will keep you steadfast.
Life is filled with terrifying moments, and we cannot stop the onslaught of fear any more than we can hold back the wind but we can always choose our response. The very winds that cause the eagle to soar later in life terrifies it when it was just an eaglet. Allow fear to drive you towards God.
1 Peter 3:13-14
Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened.
Excerpt taken from ‘Girls from Swords’ – Lisa Bevere.