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Be Brave.

When praying for a word for this upcoming year, 2018, I really felt God was telling me that it was going to be the word BRAVE. I was reminded of a quote written on the walls of one of the training centers from my most recent mission. "Live Brave. Dream Bravely. Influence Bravery." Going into this year, a year of transition and change, God is pushing me to live brave, graduating high school at the age of 16, moving 1,303 miles away from home and stepping out on faith along the way. We are called to live differently, he continuously shows me every day that even in a world of resistance and darkness, there is so much good! Just by one person living brave and proclaiming his name, even when we are afraid of rejection. Afraid. We are afraid of a war that has already been won. Stand brave. Even if it is for the sake of one, God has a plan.

Often times, we cut our dreams too short. We try to make them just close enough that it stays within our comfort zone. Something that we can attain, not by faith in God, but by our own doing. God calls us to dream, and dream big! He is calling us to great places, and who are we if we don't let him take us there? We must surrender the screaming of our flesh for the whisper of the holy one. Dream brave dreams, "Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid, for the Lord your God is with you" Joshua 1:9.

Now, through living brave and dreaming bravely, we influence bravery. About six months ago, after a leadership conference, although I was afraid of what the world would think, I took a step in faith and started posting about Jesus on my Instagram. It doesn't sound like that big of a step in faith, but I can tell you right now that high school girls can be strait brutal. But recently, while I was in Thailand, it was coming to the last three days of our trip and I was starting to feel the sadness of going home. Then, completely out of the blue, I get a message on Instagram from a girl named Sidney. She had been following my Instagram for quite sometime and explained how inspirational my page was, talking about how awesome it was that I was open to post about Jesus freely and how she had been trying to find a friend who would walk along side her in her relationship with Jesus. I was, to say the least, shook. I stood there in awe. God had used a seed I had planted six months ago on my Instagram, by simply stepping out and proclaiming his name. Through this, I realized that the next few months are not to be wasted. By me living brave and dreaming bravely, it influenced bravery in her. She reached out, she took a step in faith and messaged a near stranger, and now she has someone to walk along side her and encourage her in this crazy world. God used me. God's using me. And God's not going to stop using me. Everyday I get up now, and pray for ways to show his love, influencing bravery in people just like Sidney. Eventhough you may not see it, God wastes nothing. He is greater and he has a plan. God is in the details, he makes things happen that we never could have imagined. He uses each and everyone of us if we allow him to. Break our walls down and let us experience life and life to the full!
Be Brave.

 

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