Brave. It’s a word that makes women everywhere sparkly and giddy because it’s something that we all wish for. It’s like something that’s so far out of reach for us. It nudges at something deep within, because if we’re brave, it means that we’ve achieved and conquered, right? It’s independence. Heroism. Valance. Confidence. Courage. It’s all those words that would make us a better wife. A better mom. A better woman.
What if I were to tell you that being brave is really not that far out of reach??
What if I were to tell you that in order to be brave you must learn the act of dependence.
Well that just doesn’t make sense now does it?
Dependence: the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else.
If bravery is all about heroism and courage than how can it be equated with dependence?
When you fully depend on God, it allows you freedom because worry and fear diminish. When worry and fear diminish, you become brave.. because isn’t that what bravery (the actual definition) is all about?
So then, dependence on God is the ONE thing that will make you brave. Real bravery means that you depend on an Almighty God. #brave #dependenceonGod Click To Tweet
Countless people have told me how brave I was to share my story, and I’ve told you how really it was HE who made me brave. That’s the truth. It was HIM not me. There is absolutely no way that I could’ve shared my story without the leading of the Holy Spirit. I depended on Him, and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. That’s what made me brave: my dependence on an Almighty God because I knew that He had everything under control.
When I shared my story I did so with a lot of risk. Infidelity is not something that people just talk about openly. It is dark and painful and private. It’s degrading. Can we all just praise the Lord that what the devil wanted to stay in the dark, God brought to LIGHT to show His glory?? When God revealed to me several years ago that one day I would make my story public I was ready. I wanted to do it right then. I’m kinda impatient that way. It’s one of my endearing qualities. <insert sarcasm> But.. I knew that it just wasn’t time. We were still in a major phase of healing and had I shared on my own timing and not depended on God for His timing, it would have been disastrous.
I learned dependence in the waiting. Dependence that he would completely heal my marriage. Dependence that He would go BEFORE me and prepare hearts to hear what I had to say. Dependence that HE would be with me when I got up and shared my story for the first time to over 200 ladies. Dependence that HE would speak the words that needed to be spoken. Dependence that He would go before me when I shared on this little blog of mine to God knows (seriously) how many people. Dependence that I was and will always be nothing without Him.
Dependence on God made me brave. When we depend on Him, the “brave” things become easy.What does your brave look like? How do you depend on God? #brave #dependenceonGod Click To Tweet
What does your brave look like? How do you need to depend on God? Let me know in the comments!
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