I love this simple quote.
It is something that I forget. Every. Single. Day.
We all have trials, we each feel alone and forgotten from time to time. Bravery is about seeing through all that and finding ourselves. It is the story of overcoming. It is the trial of our faith. It happens all around us every day. We have the power to decide what we are going to do with our lives. We have the ability to change the world that is around us. We get to choose to make a difference, (or not). We hold our fate in the palm of our hand, we just have to be willing to see it and then, to live it.
Being brave isn't necessarily about doing great things. It is overcoming all the small and seemingly insurmountable things in our own lives. Some days, getting out of bed might be the bravest thing you have ever done!
The one thing I am learning right now is that we can be so very hard on ourselves. We know our worst faults, or deepest, darkest secrets. Sometimes, that is all we see. We can't pull our eyes away for the faults. We don't see the good that is within. We don't see the amazing truth of all we manage to do. We only see the should have's, would have's and could have's. They haunt our thoughts and our lives.
Being brave is moving through all of that in spite of ourselves. It is reaching into those hidden places, and forgiving the human being that we are. It is allowing ourselves to be imperfect and messy. It is being kind to ourselves and recognizing our own individuality.
Being brave is seeing beyond the crazy, upside down, inside out, messy moments of our lives and realizing the potential that lives inside.
That spark of divinity that God placed there to remind us of who we are and where we are from.
It is realizing that you, truly are, His.