-
RSS

Recent Posts

The Freezing Man
Mud Puddle Evangelism
Not The Right One
Does anyone remember Popeye?
Pray for us!

Categories

Blog
My Stories
News
powered by

My Blog

How to Be Courageous


How to Be Courageous

Actually I not an authority on courage. However, I have been scared a few times. I didn't have a long military career, but I was there long enough to learn some very valuable lessons. For instance, in Basic Training they took us out to the grenade range. Doesn't that sound fun? It does now, but back then I had not developed my...
 precision throwing arm. As a matter of fact, when I threw the ball it never went where I aimed. As a matter of fact my pitching style was better fitted for T-ball rather than the grenade range. Here we were getting ready to do something that I had not considered when I signed up. The Drill Sergeant informed us that we were not going to throw one, no we were going to get to throw 2 grenades.

At the grenade range, we were ordered to stand with our backs to the wall, then slide down the wall as we made our way, one at a time out of the bunker. Once outside the bunker we were introduced to the hand-grenade. One of the soldiers in front of me said something he thought was funny and the Drill Sergeant grabbed him by his shirt and pulled him away from the wall and then slammed him back against it. Thinking this was a point to make conversation with the Drill Sergeant, I asked, "You really enjoy this don't you? He said, "Private, what I would really enjoy would be going out there, picking you up and putting the little pieces of you in your helmet." If he was trying to scare me, he was quite successful.

Finally, I left the bunker and was lead to another Sergeant who was standing behind a high mound of dirt. He held a hand grenade in each hand. When I took a good look at him, he was scared from head to toe. He had obviously been in battle. As much as I admire and appreciate our troops, I wasn't sure how he got those scars and I wanted a grenade teacher who had never dropped one.

He placed one grenade into my shaking hand. He said pull the pin and bring your hand behind your ear and throw it over the dirt. I listened carefully to what he said. I pulled the pin, brought my hand all the way back behind my ear and threw it as hard as I could. It barely cleared the top of the dirt pile. 

The Sergeant was kind enough to offer to throw my second grenade for me. I guess he realized that I had an under- developed throwing arm. I declined because I was experienced now!

What I learned about fear that day was that the most difficult steps are the first ones, the steps when you decide, “I'm going to move forward. I'm going to do this!”

As believers we have an advantage. We have the Lord Himself who goes with us into those frightening situations in life. When God leads us into the valley, sometimes the courage comes only when we take the first step on faith. The courage comes when we say, “Lord you know how I feel and how weak I am, but this step, this first step is a step trusting and believing.”

It's amazing the courage that comes from faith walking.

15 Comments to How to Be Courageous:

Comments RSS
guilin weather on Friday, May 17, 2013 2:59 PM
Hi, Neat post. There's a problem with your site in internet explorer, would test this?IE still is the market leader and a large portion of people will miss your fantastic writing due to this problem.
Reply to comment


nepal tibet travel on Sunday, May 19, 2013 2:43 AM
whoah this blog is magnificent i really like reading your articles. Stay up the good work! You recognize, lots of persons are hunting round for this info, you could help them greatly.
Reply to comment


Anonymous on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10:56 PM
Reply to comment


madeforart on Thursday, May 23, 2013 5:27 AM
I am so happy to read this. This is the kind of manual that needs to be given and not the accidental misinformation that's at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this greatest doc.
Reply to comment


Lipozene on Monday, August 04, 2014 10:32 PM
I’m very fired up to show it to anyone. It makes me so satisfied your vast understanding and wisdom have a new channel for trying into the world.
Reply to comment


Lipozene on Wednesday, August 06, 2014 8:23 AM
This very blog is definitely cool and factual. I have chosen helluva helpful tips out of it. I’d love to go back again soon. Thanks!
Reply to comment


Lipozene on Friday, August 15, 2014 1:38 PM
Amazing article. I am so impressed. Could never think of such a thing is possible with it...I think you have a great knowledge especially while dealings with such subjects.
Reply to comment


Phentermine on Sunday, August 17, 2014 9:04 AM
Always has really good posts and topics please keep it up! loads of blogs are going under lately from lack of new posts etc
Reply to comment


Lipozene on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:37 AM
Instantly amazed with all the useful information that is on it. Great post, just what i was looking for and i am looking forward to reading your other posts soon!
Reply to comment


Hydroxycut on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:37 AM
I truly like your style of blogging. I tag it to my favorites internet site list and will be checking back soon. Please check out my web site also and let me know what you think.
Reply to comment


SlimQuick on Sunday, August 24, 2014 11:39 AM
I honestly think you would have fully sold me on the idea had you been able to back up your premis with a substantial bit more solid facts.
Reply to comment


Lipozene Before and After Weight Loss on Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:12 PM
Always has really good posts and topics please keep it up! loads of blogs are going under lately from lack of new posts etc
Reply to comment


Lipozene on Thursday, October 02, 2014 5:12 AM
I’m very satisfied to look your post. Thanks a lot and i’m looking ahead to touch you. Will you kindly drop me a e-mail? Well done!
Reply to comment


Lipozene Review on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 4:54 AM
Great site, continue the good work,is also very helpful to people, is worth us learning,your article is really Great job!
Reply to comment


drury lane on Thursday, October 22, 2015 5:56 AM
This kind of appears to be so excellent! It can be delicious to discover anyone placing once again! Alright so I am just wondering anyone suggest the subsequent menu is the curry in which Sarasota is famous pertaining to????? I am just sooooo excited for your a single!!!
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Website:
Comment:
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint