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Being Brave-putting it on the line

Posted by Tara Burner 1 comments

Brave: possessing or exhibiting courage or courageous endurance.

“You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” ~ Mary Tyler Moore

It’s hard to be brave and courageous if you’ve never come across hard times or difficulties that you had to overcome.
If only good things have happened to you, its easy to be brave and stand in faith.
It’s when you’ve had to overcome, had to persevere, had to face challenges that you can be brave.
When you have to deal with health issues, financial issues, events that make you rise above…that’s when you have to be brave.
Be brave and have the endurance to get through it til the end.

“Be strong and courageous.
Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you.
He will not leave you or forsake you.”
Deuteronomy 31:6

How appropriate that in writing this morning I came across a daily devotion….
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious
riches in Christ Jesus.
— Philippians 4:19

I needed that this morning to help be brave.
I’m going to be brave and put stuff totally on the line here…
Remembering that He will meet all my needs…my rent that I now have two months due (april and may coming), my utility bills, my car payment, my daughter’s orthodontist, school, clients for my business, etc. etc. etc.
I will openly admit, my courageous endurance is running low at this very moment.
I am standing in faith and believing…
I am working and promoting my businesses…
I am working on myself and getting back in shape (side note: don’t let yourself go or change yourself for others-to keep them or get rid of them because only you suffer with all the work it’ll take you to get to where you were before and then more work to get to a better place than you were before)
Be brave while trying to understand why for the first time ever, websites for sale aren’t selling…In the past I have sold a lot of businesses, websites, etc without any problems and at top dollar…now…I am practically giving websites away and still can’t get rid of them…WHY?
I don’t know, but I have to be brave and have faith that they’ll be sold…
That I can move on, and that somehow I will get the money I need to pay my rent, bills, etc.
I haven’t been in this position in many many many many many (get the idea) years…
and yet here I am…trying to be brave.
I mean c’mon,
I hitch-hiked cross country from PA to IN, then OH to MS,AL and then to Miami, FL and nothing bad happened to me.
I’ve been shot at when working security (later ID’d the dude who did the shooting, who had just before pistol whipped a few patrons in a cafe and robbed the place).
I’ve been injured working road construction.
I’ve done some really really stupid things and nothing bad happened to me.
I’ve worked for myself for countless years and have survived…
til now 🙁
Last summer I sold my main business, took a different route (which apparently was the wrong route) and am now trying to move on and get Golden Mobile Spray Tan going and my Team Beachbody business going too.
I still need to pay $600 towards my HolyYoga Certification by June 6th so I can get that completed and start offering that here as well.
I have to be brave…
I have to be believe…
I have to stand in faith…
I have to trust that it all will work out…
That I get the rent so that my daughter and I can stay here in this condo,
that I get the money I need to pay the necessities,
that I get more tanning clients,
that I get more people who want to get in shape with Team Beachbody workouts,
that I get more people who want to make money as a Team Beachbody coach,
that I sell all these websites NOW,
that everything falls into place…
that I get back to my normal weight and get back into defined strong shape…
that I am a good example for my children…
that I can provide for my daughter…
that I do what God leads me to do and be the person He wants me to be…

I suppose if I wasn’t going through all this, I’d have nothing to be brave about or stand in faith for
but wow I’d really like these trying times to be over and at least let me get caught up and stop to grab a breath.
It was an act of courage and faith for me to put this all on the line and out there for everyone…

What are you being brave for?

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Apr 30, 2011
10:34 am
#1 Vivian :

Hey girl, I know a lot of your background and yep you have been brave and continue to be so. Some people just don’t “get it”. The ones who have had everything handed to them will never comprehend what those of us who have had hard times, bad times have endured and conquered. Keep on keeping on girl!

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