This past week I was questioned on a design methodology during a meeting. At the time I felt attacked for decisions made. The questioner seemed to want to display his newly gained knowledge. I felt that he wanted to verbally spar so I decided the best option was to defend our reasoning with boldness (after a quick prayer). In the end, my client defended our approach to this team member and all was good.
After shaking off the experience it made me think about boldness and how being believers can give us more boldness. We are, after all, in communication with the King of Kings who has the power and strength that holds everything together. And yet He tells us we can come to Him boldly through Jesus Christ. He commands us to be bold (strong and courageous) because He is with us. And reminds us that if He is for us who can be against us.
When my boldness fails me or fear enters my heart (a common occurrence), I need to trust Him for courage to move forward.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” New International Version (©1984)
“Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.” New Living Translation (©2007)