Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified
the sinful nature with its passions and desires.
Michael Gay received third-degree burns pulling Jodi Oakes from her burning car.
“It’s only because of him that I’m alive today,” she said. “I have three small children whom I now get to be here for. He risked his life for me.”
Most courageous acts are not that dramatic. More often than not they are struggles faced alone—quietly, often daily.
It takes courage to risk life for another.
It also takes courage to combat a personal frailty—anger, envy, addiction, critical spirit, negative attitude, hot temper—whatever it is that attacks you at your weakest point.
Stamp your foot and face off with your enemy: “My life belongs to Christ! You don’t belong here! Leave! Now!”
Every successful person made a
courageous decision at some point.