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Weekly Devotional: Be Bold In Christ

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By Kennedy Lane
Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

“When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me.” – Psalm 138:3

Everyone has those moments where they want to fit in with the crowd. We want to be like our peers and do what they are doing. We want to have the same clothes, the same hair, the same cars. We are often afraid of being different and being our own person, instead of being afraid and trying to fit in, we should ask God to help us to be bold, and to stand out.

He Will Answer When You Call

When you are in need, do not be afraid to ask God for help. This goes for any situation. If you are feeling discouraged and pressured to fit in, ask God for help. Ask him for help in being bold and not being afraid to be yourself and to show others who you truly are, if you do this, you will shine his light to others.

Ask Him for Strength

Ask for strength, not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally. Ask him to help you through every tough situation, relationship and friendship. He is always there to give you strength. We can get so defeated by our emotions in tough situations that we do not think of asking God for help right away. If you make the effort to change this habit, you will see him changing your life for the better.

Have Courage

Do not be afraid to be courageous and be bold because the Bible tells us to do just that, Joshua 1:9 says “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” We are always told to be strong and to have courage. What is holding you back from being your most bold and courageous self? Whatever it is, make the effort to change it to allow your true light to shine.

Grand Canyon University is committed to following the Lord in all circumstances. If you would like to learn more about GCU’s Christian identity and heritage or would like to read more devotionals please visit our website and check out the GCU Blog.

About Kennedy Lane
Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Kennedy Lane is a Junior at Grand Canyon University and currently studying professional writing with a minor in business. She aspires to combine her love for writing and editing into a job in the journalism or publishing industry. In her free time, you can find writing at a local coffee shop while sipping on a latte or laughing with her friends. She believes that everyone can be creative and has something to offer the world.

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