Weekend Wisdom: Be Bold Not Beige

The wicked run away when no one is chasing them,

    but the godly are as bold as lions.

Proverbs 28:1
New Living Translation
(NLT)

Joe’s favorite color was beige. Yep! I told him beige was boring. He said he was just a boring guy. I told him he was NOT boring. Beige is a neutral that compliments every color which is why he liked it.

While beige might be acceptable in fashion, it is not acceptable when it comes to your faith. You need to be bold and step outside your comfort zone which might include following a Bible reading plan, attending a small group one evening a week, serving as a member of your church’s leadership team, or spending a set amount of time praying every day.

Boldness in faith will be different for everyone because we are unique individuals.

You could also choose to be like Benaniah in the Bible and not only chase a lion but jump into a pit with him.

Benaiah son of Jehoiada, a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, performed great exploits. He struck down Moab’s two mightiest warriors. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.

2 Samuel 23:20
New International Version
(NIV)

Where did this get him? Benaiah started out as one of David’s Mighty Men and ended up being chief of Solomon’s Army.

So be bold in your faith and in the rest of your life. You only get one life, so don’t be beige.

Related Reading: Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio Parable of the Talents and the Proverbs 31 Woman

Mark Batterson: In a Pit With a Lion On a Snowy Day; How to Survive and Thrive When Opportunity Roars

Mark Batterson: Chase the Lion; If Your Dream Does Not Scare You, It’s Too Small

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual logistics contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com

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