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  • Erich Hofmeister

Want to be fearless? Choose COURAGE

“The prerequisite for courage is fear – because it takes absolutely no courage to do what you’re not afraid to do.” - R.C. Sproul

Imagine… what would your life look like on a day-to-day basis if you were utterly without fear? Fearless!

You were so convinced that your security wasn’t found in someone else’s approval.. how attractive you felt that day.. how you performed on your job.. if you got to the gym or not.. if you gave in again to a nagging habit or addiction.. whether or not you had enough money.

You were not motivated by the fear of rejection, the fear of judgment, the fear of not having enough.

Most likely, you can relate to at least some of the above. This is normal, human stuff.

But what we choose to do with it will define our legacy on this planet.

Another way to put it is this:

What you do with the fear in your life will define your legacy in this life.

I don't say this to try to add pressure to the way we already feel. I also don't say this in a shaming sort of way.

Rather, I would say that the action that this statement hopefully catalyzes is one that does not require someone to be fearless.. or perfect.. or unshakably confident.. or at the top of their game all the time.

What I want this to spur in us is a simple act of the will - the choice for courage.

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear." - Ambrose Redmoon

In the face of fear, no matter what the fear, we choose to take action. We simply, move. We go. We lean into it. We put ourselves out there.

Rather than isolate, we choose to be known. We choose to show up. We choose courage.

When this is practiced and chosen as a daily posture for our lives, it begins to form us, shape us, and mold us into something new.

And after awhile we begin to fear, less.

In our quest to be fearless, courage becomes the mechanism by which we thrust ourselves into new growth.

And this willingness to be vulnerably courageous will begin to transform us into those bright stars in the universe that burn with a courage, and not with an angst.

We become what we were created for - those who live fully alive, no matter the circumstance and no matter what fear may come.

In the small and big things, choose courage.

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