When brave looks boring

Megan Carter   -  

When you hear the word brave what do you think of? Do you think of someone climbing Mt. Everest? Skydiving? What does being brave look like in your life? Sometimes doing the brave thing can look boring. It is super brave to stay when your relationship gets rocky. It’s super brave to stay at home with the kids when you really want to be at work or going to work when you really want to stay at home with the kids. Brave doesn’t have to be exciting and if I’m being honest most of the time it’s pretty boring but that doesn’t take away any of the importance of the word. Sometimes being brave can look like getting out of bed in the morning when you are dealing with depression or stepping out of your comfort zone and talking to someone about your anxiety. 

One brave thing I have done recently was starting this blog. I’ve always been a very private person, I would only allow you to see what I wanted and any struggles I had I kept bottled up and to myself. Not only have I always been a private person I never have viewed myself as a writer.  Actually English and writing were not my best subjects growing up, I was much better at math. Numbers make sense to me where on the other hand I struggle with grammar and spelling. I am so thankful for spell check and grammar checks, otherwise, all my blog posts would have misspelled words and the grammar police would be after me. Which would lead to me probably not posting them because they weren’t perfect, but I digress. 

The hours that I spend behind my computer are not exciting. At times especially when I don’t know what to write about or when I get stuck in the middle of my writing, those times can be really boring, and unfortunately sometimes coffee doesn’t even help. But I don’t give up and I push through every time. That makes me brave. It’s brave that I keep going and it’s brave that I am opening myself up to others and allowing myself to be vulnerable because I pray that each post can encourage or bring hope to someone who may be struggling or going through the same things I have been through. If that is you and you are struggling please don’t hesitate to reach out to someone or I am available to talk or pray with you. 

Take a moment and think what is something brave that you have done or what is something brave you are doing right now? I want to tell you that no matter if it’s a huge deal or feels very small, whether it is exciting or seems boring. YOU ARE BRAVE! YOU ARE STRONG and YOU ARE COURAGEOUS! Don’t let anyone or any thought take away the significance of that. 

I pray that this blog today was an encouragement to you and can help in your daily life. Always know I am available to pray with you or just be someone to talk to when life gets hard. E-mail me at megan@churchanywhere.us if you need prayer! 

Talk to you next Monday!