One of my favorite bloggers Annieblogs is having 31 days of Courage on her blog this month and it has inspired me to write a little bit about courage.

Today, this week, this time in my life, I feel like I have to have courage to just keep going.

I have lots of work things going on and my to do list keeps getting longer and longer. For me right now, teaching isn’t just about the time I spend with the kids in the classroom, but all the extra stuff that goes on with it. I need more courage to say no to things so that I can spend more energy on my time with the kids in the classroom.

Everyday as I drive to school, I pray that I would have courage to love my students well.

I pray for courage to love my co-workers well.

I pray for courage to teach well and not to be too hard on myself when I make mistakes.

It takes courage for me admit that I don’t have courage and I pray for it everyday, because the only one that can give me courage is HIM.

Someone said to me the other day, that I am able to deal with emotional things because I am a lot stronger. In that moment, I just brushed it off, but later as I thought about it, I realized that what I should have said was, “I am only strong because Christ gives me strength and courage to deal with hard things.”

But I didn’t say those things. In that moment, I didn’t choose courage.

I want to choose courage everyday.

What are those moments in your life where you did or did not choose courage?

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