Are doubt and unbelief influencing you? If a lack of courage is holding you back, try the following strategies, and see how mustering a little grit can go a long way in changing your lifestyle for the better.
1. Face Your Fears
Everyone’s afraid of something. Ask for God’s help to work towards overcoming your fears. It is a good first step and a great way to build courage.
2. Nurture Health
Ever notice how you tend to withdraw when you don’t feel well? Taking care of your health can do wonders for physical strength and mental fortitude. Be good to your body and mind by eating nourishing foods, exercising regularly, and taking time to de-stress and spend time with God (Galatians 6:9).
3. Get Good at Something
If you’re not sure what your talent is, ask the Lord to show you (Mark 11:24). Everyone brings something unique, and sharing that gift is empowering, self-validating, and a gallant way to help and serve others.
4. Seek Support
Learning to be more courageous isn’t something you have to do alone. Ask the Lord for help (Deuteronomy 31:6). Reach out to a trusted friend, relative, spiritual mentor, or counselor for support and assistance in your quest to build courage. Confiding in another can be liberating, plus you may discover techniques for cultivating courage that you hadn’t before considered. Knowing you’re not alone can also be a courage builder.
5. Be Around Courageous People
Bold people can be intimidating, but they can also be inspiring. Friends or acquaintances who often display courage can help you grow gutsier by just being in their presence and learning from their determination and tenacity (Proverbs 27:17).
6. Practice Mindfulness
Meditating on the word of God (Joshua 1:8-10) has many proven benefits for your well-being, including a better ability to handle difficult events in life. Focusing on God helps you avoid getting caught up in worries and fears. Trusting God improves your overall attitude toward life, which may become more positive, confident, and peaceful–all attributes that lead to a braver, bolder you (Romans 8:37).
– By Susie and PTSM
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