When I think of courageous people I think of people who stepped up in difficult situations. I think of people like:
We don’t have a hard time accepting these individuals as being courageous because we view their situations as being big and dramatic.
The problem is, we think our lives are not so big and dramatic.
We think we could never show this kind of courage.
We think we will never face a situation where this type of courage is required.
This is only partly true though.
Often times in life, a single act of courage is the tipping point to something extraordinary. Andy Stanley at Catalyst West 2011
There opportunities are going to come in many different ways (big and small).
We don’t know when these opportunities will come but we do know that they will.
Andy Stanley suggests there are 3 faces of courage. These are three opportunities we will face in life where our demonstration of courage may be the tipping point to something extraordinary happening.
3 faces of courage
1. Courage to stay when it would be easier to go.
2. Courage to leave when it would be easier to stay.
3. Courage to ask for help when it would be easier to pretend that everything is okay.
When faced with these opportunities we need to ask ourselves this question: When this is all over, what story do you want to tell?
I want to be able to tell the story of courage!
Have you ever experienced these 3 faces of courage?
When it is all over what story do you want to tell?