Courage and humility

Wise action often comes down to a balance between courage and humility.

We need courage to act – to move forward when God calls and when things need to happen. We need humility to listen and adjust along the way.

It involves a healthy tension. In preaching or teaching, it means sharing a strong message, but still listening to the feedback of others. In leading, it means boldly sharing the vision God has given you, but moving forward toward that vision in community – listening and adjusting together. In life, it means the courage to step up and make the tough decisions, pursue the relationships that might fail, give when giving doesn’t make sense. It also means the humility to listen to those around you, realize you’re not infallible, and enjoy the ride – even when mistakes are made.

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