Here’s What Sets You Apart

Be strong and courageous.
       —Joshua 1:6

When Joshua was named the successor to Moses as Israel’s leader, he received four words of advice from three sources. The four words were: “Be strong and courageous.” The three sources were: Moses (Dt 31:7); God (Josh. 1:6, 7, 9); the people he would be leading (Josh. 1:18).

You have good days and bad days; successes and failures; times when you feel good and times when you don’t. But you refuse to give up. You stumble; fall; get up; move on. You have courage.

Courage isn’t always dramatic. As best-selling author, Mary Anne Radmacher wrote, “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’”

What sets you apart is that you have the courage to get up one more time than you fall down.

Everyone has talent. What’s rare is
the courage to make the most of it.

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