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Am I really brave?

This is entry #2 for the Bloganuary challenge. Today’s prompt is “How are you brave?”

I never considered myself a brave person, but now that I think about it… there might be some part of bravery inside me.

Why? Because I have a higher risk tolerance than others, and you need to be brave for that.

For example, when I and my wife decided to buy a house, we only had a few thousand euros to pay for the contract. The other part needed as a down payment had to be paid until the house was done constructing.

Those months were tough, but I managed to do an alternative income stream to be able to have the required money for the down payment.

Also, I had a very bad monthly payment as a programmer before we bought the house so this required courage, because the monthly mortgage payment for the house required 70% of my monthly salary at that time.

I think I was brave enough to step into the unknown and that opened up amazing gates for me, both personally and professionally.

Also, because I have a higher risk tolerance than others, I did other great investments, and this also requires a dose of bravery.

So… am I really brave? Well, when I read the following Bible verses… I cannot be anything other than brave!

Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.

Psalm 31:24

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.

Joshua 1:9


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14 comments to this article

  1. Agreed. If God is with us we can rely on his strength to give us that bravery.Happy New Year. 🎉

  2. Linda Kreger says:

    I believe that Jesus Himself experienced dread and fear in facing His immediate future. But He never faltered.

  3. Michelle says:

    Thanks for the biblical reminder.

  4. When god is with us, it’s possible to face most mountains with courage. 🙂

  5. Jacqueline says:

    Wow! I admire your courage. Great post and inspiring too.

  6. Thanks for your post on bravery. That’s a good way to think about it and it all goes back to trusting God.

  7. Bila says:

    Very nice

  8. Truth says:

    That does sound brave, Filip. Finances can leave one feeling powerless, sometimes, and pushing through fear is courage. Thanks for sharing! (Love the donut cursor!)
    I am in IT in Europe too, with faith in God, so I somehow relate.

    • Thanks! I like customizing my own theme a lot and adding hidden features and easter eggs :))

      Not sure if anybody will ever find some, for example, try Konami code on the posts page.

      It is a way to have fun while I code on the theme.


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