We live in days that can shake the faith of even the strongest among us. And what we need today more than anything else as we face this brave new world that is evolving into existence around us, is courage; not certainty, not clarity, not even a risk-free existence, but courage.
Tomorrow @ The Gathering we’re going to be talking about courage: where you find it, how you get it, how you show it, and what you do when you’ve lost it. Maybe you know someone who is overwhelmed by their fears. They’ve lost their job or their will. They’ve been downsized or a thousand different things that happen to real people in the real world. We’re going to, right out of the Scriptures, show how in the real world today, you can find the courage you need to face whatever you’re going through.
As I’ve said before, excellence is defined in four ways: doing the best you can, where you are, with what you have, in the time allotted. We’re dealing with the second definition – “where you are.”
Where you are is maybe not where you want to be. It’s certainly not where you’re going to be in the days ahead. But the journey from here to there is going to be determined by what you do in these moments. And what you do in these moments of transition and change will be determined by the courage you’re able to muster up to take purposeful, meaningful, and fruitful action even at a place where you think the earth is moving beneath your feet.
If there is someone you care about that you want to help, reach out. Ask them to meet you either at 9:00 or 10:30 at the theatre. Walk in with them, get a cup of coffee, sit down, listen to the music, sit back, and drink in all the experience that this weekend has to offer for you and those you care about. It could be the moment where everything begins to change for the better.
Also, for all the ladies out there, make sure you sign up this weekend for the Ladies Gathering coming this Tuesday evening. You can sign up and find out all the details at TheGatheringNashville.com. This is a night you won’t want to miss. You want to be around good, strong, smart, caring women to know what it’s like to be a good, godly woman, filled with joy and confidence.