The greatest argument you must defeat is your indecision not to decide. Letting your mind win all the arguments against your heart is no way to live – that’s how a coward lives, and you are no coward. Are you?
A brave soul is one that follows their heart. You know, the place where God’s Spirit dwells.
Okay, I get it, it’s so much safer listening only to your mind. Logic and reason may be safe and comfy, but you weren’t made simply for a comfortable life. And I’m sure all your “what if this,” and “what if that,” are just normal…
…Are you just normal, or are you just afraid?
After all, your mind can conjure up excuse after excuse — heck, your mind is an excuse-factory. But you know you can’t build a life on excuses. You’re beating down your own heart with excuses! Stop bullying yourself and ignoring God’s call to action, obedience, and adventure.
Following after God requires more than your mind, he also requires your body and heart. It’s kind of a joint exercise, of body, soul, and heart. Living life that way will prepare you for life now and in the hereafter, later.
But, living a life stalled on “what ifs,” will keep you from a life of what could be. You’ll simply be a person without legend, without story, without belonging, and that would be a tremendous waste of a life.
The mind lives for knowledge, but the heart, well it soars on faith.
“There’s no end to the publishing of books, and constant study wears you out so that you’re no good for anything else. The last and final word is this: Fear God. Do what he tells you. For this is your whole duty.” — Ecclesiastes 12:12-13
So, don’t! Don’t waste your life. Rather, lose your life with Jesus, and your heart will finally win the argument. Oh, and do what He says, with all your heart and gusto.
I’m writing this to you because you’re going to need a brave heart and stout mind for what’s coming in the weeks and months ahead. No, it’s not really going to be about you, so don’t worry. Nope, it’s going to be about what you have to offer to others who’ll be confused and afraid. They’ll need your brave heart and clear mind.
So, decide to be a brave person and lead with your heart and your mind filled with wisdom. Then, you’ll be the person who makes leaders and not followers. Leaders who’ll know how to win the argument.