If you are going to live your life for Jesus you better be courageous. Jesus never promised us if we followed him that we would live a safe life. Most of the original disciples of Jesus were actually killed for sharing Jesus. In our day and time people are still being killed for following Jesus. In many places around the world if someone decides to follow Jesus their family may disown them, they may lose their job, and may have everything taken from them. You need courage to follow Jesus. One of my favorite books in the Bible is the Old Testament book Joshua.
God’s call to Joshua was to be strong and courageous. No matter what comes your way be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged. God will be with you wherever you go. You never have to fight alone. The God of the universe is with you.
Whatever is going on in your life today step into it with strength and courage. Whatever pressures you feel today do not give in. You have nothing to fear in this life. Be encouraged. Whatever is intimidating you is intimidated by God. He is bigger, stronger, more resourced, and is in control of every situation. When you need courage your are right where you need to be.
If you are interested in reading more about the amazing faith of Joshua go read through the book of Joshua.