I heard the phrase “live boldly” this weekend, and thought about what a great motto it is for life. I decided I needed to investigate it and dig deeper. The dictionary defines bold as not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger or rebuff; courageous and daring.
That definition can mean a lot of different things to different people. In the past, I would have taken this as a sign that my way of life was good. I was going after what I wanted, without fear or remorse. Today I still want to live boldly, but I expect more from myself than that selfish approach to boldness.
Are you a slave to your desires? Let’s approach it another way. What do you, as a person, stand for? Perhaps you know deep down what your answer to that question should be, yet you find it easier to live your life taking an easy path.
I have many goals, and I push myself to reach them without cutting corners. One thing I struggle with is putting my own goals and desires before other people’s. The values I’m working to live by, those found in the Bible, tell me that is wrong. So I’m working at achieving my goals while staying true to my values.
It is time to for us to live boldly. To do what is right, not what the world around us thinks is right.
I know this about myself: I will fail a lot of the time. Even when I falter, I will do what I can to honor God and live as He calls me to live. The more I work on myself, the better example I will project to a broken world. Challenge yourself and others to live life boldly!
Proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.
So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”