She Stands... Bold - Lil Bentley
Bold is defined as showing a willingness to take risks; to be confident and courageous.
One of my go to chapters in the Bible is Joshua 1. In Joshua 1:9 it says:
‘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.’
In fact in the first few verses God reinforced to Joshua three times to “Be strong and courageous” so Joshua like us at times must have needed that extra reinforcement 🙂
People often think that being bold is all for the extroverts, it’s easy for them, it’s part of their personality, they are the ‘can do’ people but it’s not!!
Being bold and standing bold is for the introverts and the extroverts, it is for you and it’s for me. It is not determined by personality, looks, upbringing, ability, job title, etc. It is determined by a bold spirit/attitude you carry on the inside.
It’s that spirit of courage that God has put inside of you, the one that defeats timidity and fear and puts them in their right place, it’s the one that rises up on the inside and does that thing scared, it’s the one that rises up and pushes you onto new levels, it’s that spirit of courage that sees the breakthrough, it’s that spirit of courage that says ‘I can do hard things’
God wants us to be woman who are bold - who live bold, woman who are strong, women who have courage every single day, woman who know that He is with us EVERY day, EVERY situation and through EVERY season - and actually live like we believe it!!
Standing bold to me is being brave, being obedient, making it a part of my lifestyle, and being determined in every situation and every season.
BRAVE - being courageous and not allowing fear to keep you bound from reaching your full potential.
OBEDIENT - being obedient to what God has called you to do and what He is asking you to do (whether it’s easy or not and whether it suits or not)
LIFESTYLE - living a bold lifestyle daily, on the easy days AND on the harder days. Strength and courage is readily available from God every day!!
DETERMINED - living with a bit of grit and determination!!
So starting this week be that girl that does that thing you’ve always wanted to do, be that girl that’s willing to take risks, be that girl with courage, be that girl that chooses to stand bold, be that girl God has destined YOU to be.
Love Lil ❤️Xx