Karl Romeus - Mesa High School Pastor
Courage is a very interesting attribute or attitude. If you are like me, when you watch someone do something courageous, you are either inspired or ashamed. Why we are inspired is easy – we are witnessing greatness and the best in someone. But the ashamed part is a little more delicate.
I will think to myself: Why didn’t I do that? Why couldn’t I have seen that opportunity? We will quietly beat ourselves up that we can’t be like that person on the nightly news. But what if I told you that there are opportunities everyday for you to show courage. There are enemies all around you everyday – giants that need to be defeated (anger, greed, jealousy, lust, depression ) and you can be the hero.
When we look at the life of David in 1 Samuel we see a young man step in front of an army in front of a king and defeat a giant. He didn’t have anything fancy in his attack plan he just knew who he was fighting for. David’s courage inspired a nation and is still teaching people that with God on our side we can be courageous and slay those giants in our life.
‘”Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spine of others often stiffens” Billy Graham