Yes, it takes the grace of God to stand right with Him by forgetting what we see with our eyes despite the fact that we know they are temporary.
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.” – Romans 12:2
It takes courage for you to stand firmly while others are bowing and fawning for praise and power.
It takes courage to wear worn-out clothes while your friends dress in nice clothes.
It takes courage to remain in honest poverty when others grow rich by fraud.
It takes courage to say “No” squarely when those around you say “Yes.”
It takes courage to do your duty in silence and obscurity while others prosper and grow famous although neglecting sacred obligations.
It takes courage to reveal your true self, to show your blemishes to a condemning world, and to pass for what you really are.
It takes courage to be…
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