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Boldness - Righteous Lions

Did you know that you have been created by an extraordinary God, called to do extraordinary things, set apart from the rest, and from that there is a need to be bold? The righteous lions are the ones who trust in the Lord and have faith backed up with wisdom and prayer.

In the Word there are numerous examples of men and women exhibiting boldness e.g Jesus, the man himself, Esther, Moses, Joshua, Ruth, David the list is endless. Have you noticed that when they needed to be bold the most it was in time of turmoil, struggle, hardships or pain? Proverbs 28:1 says that ‘The wicked flee though no one pursues but the righteous are as bold as a lion’ this shows how important this trait is in the midst of intangible ‘worldly problems’. Move like a righteous lion.

The enemy knows exactly what you are capable of with God and will stop at nothing to prevent you from reaching your full potential in life and fulfilling your goals. This is the main reason that being bold is so necessary as a child of God. Psalms 138:3 shows the simplicity of this when it says ‘When I called you, you answered me; you made me bold and stout-hearted’.

As humans it is seen as natural to be filled with fear: fear of failure, fear of making mistakes, fear of uncertainty, to name a few , but this trait is not from God. We know this because 2 Timothy 1:7 states ‘For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but he has given us a spirit of power, of love, and of a sound mind’. Essentially boldness comes from our confidence in Christ, and then the Holy Spirit helps us to continue in God’s plans with the use of boldness.

We have been given the privilege to go to God in prayer. It’s easy to pray simple prayers for a number of reasons. We may not feel deserving, have lack of faith and even lack confidence that God is listening, talk less of responding, but you need to switch up this prayer mentality. Why not pray boldly! Pray beyond your expectations and you will see God make miraculous moves in your life. Get into that mind frame of praying with audacity because the Lord delights in these types of conversations. He is ready and listening and these prayers make a difference, as long as it is in line with His will. Ohwon’t He do it!

As children of God we are meant to be set apart from the rest. Just by looking at your day to day life, others should see you exhibit this trait of boldness. Move boldly because you never know who you could be inspiring or motivating just by having that air of boldness surrounding you, and with that people will soon discover that God is behind it all. Have a look at Acts 4 and look at the boldness and courage that Peter and John showed before the Sanhedrin. Such a great example of boldness backed with godly wisdom!

As stated earlier God has called us to do extraordinary things on our time on earth and in today’s world it’s so easy to be complacent and be overly comfortable in our current situations, (whether it’s good or bad) and it takes that step of boldness to move onto the next level that God has for your life.

Remember, you will be held accountable for what God calledyou to do on earth, not for what you have done on earth. It’stime to step out in boldness and fulfil your destiny!

In everything that you do: Pray boldly, live boldly, praise boldly!

P.s There are many misconceptions of being bold so remember to be gentle in your boldness.

Let’s do this guys!

With love,

Sarah Akanbi

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