(Attitude) The Courage to Be a Writer

My pastor’s message yesterday morning was on courage. Just as it takes courage to follow Jesus Christ, so does it take courage to be one of His writers.

Today, I’d like to encourage you to have courage.

What is courage?

Webster defines courage as “mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.”   Webster must have known a few writers, don’t you think?  Writing takes mental and moral strength. It takes perseverance in the face of fear and difficulty.

In short, writing takes courage. Strength of mind and heart.

The word courage stems from the Latin word cor meaning heart.  Courage is a quality of the heart. 

Plautus, a Roman playwright born in the third century B.C., equated having courage with having wisdom.  To have courage is to be wise.

Where does courage come from? True courage comes from the heart of Christ. 

Do you need courage today?  To persevere in your writing? To overcome a difficulty? A fear?   Ask our Lord for courage.  He will give it to you with gladness.
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