Weekly Study

 

Have Courage

Ready

“Immediately Jesus spoke to them. “Have courage! It is I.
Don’t be afraid.”” – Matthew 14:27

Set

Have you ever encountered something that completely overwhelmed you? Maybe you faced an opponent or circumstance that seemed way too talented to compete against. Or, perhaps you found yourself totally out of your comfort zone and frozen by fear. We’ve all had those moments when we felt ourselves sinking into defeat, praying for the courage to rise above the challenge. Like a lifeline in the storm, that courage often comes from the inspiration we receive from the words of a teammate, a coach or loved one.


To inspire means to breathe into something. Courage is what allows a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, fear, etc. and still act. The word encourage combines inspire and courage and means to inspire with hope, courage and confidence.
As a competitor, when you see a teammate who is struggling or down do you take some of the courage and confidence that you have and give it to them so that they are built up & filled with courage and confidence, too? That’s the greatest thing about being part of a team. We all will need to get picked up from time to time. The key, though, is that teammates must be willing to work together, lean on one another, and get real with one another. A great teammate is able to make the team more confident. A great teammate is an encouraging teammate who inspires others to face every obstacle with courage.

Go

Think about the best encourager you know. How did he or she make those around him or her more confident and courageous?


Make a list of the challenges you face.
Share that list with at least one person who can encourage you to face them and overcome them.


Find a way to encourage a teammate this week.

Workout

1 Thessalonians 5:11; Hebrews 3:13; Matthew 14:22-33

Overtime

Father, thank you for surrounding me with people who are able to fill me with courage when I am afraid. Help me to be the competitor, the teammate, the friend that you called me to be. Fill me with hope and courage so that I can be a source of encouragement for those I encounter today. Amen.

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“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27