“Have courage and be kind.” –Disney’s Cinderella
Ever since I first heard that quote, I knew it was a perfect motto to live out. In this life, there are constantly times where we must have courage and trust God, and be kind; loving others as He does.
“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
So often we step out the door, yet stay in our comfort zones. We only speak with the people we’re comfortable with or know already. We try to resist the Spirit’s calling to witness to a stranger, because we’re afraid of rejection. It’s hard to live for God when we’re busy in our “comfort bubble”. Yes, that is a real thing. 😉 Sometimes God calls us out into uncharted territory or rough seas, and we may become so scared. We can’t see why He would give us more than we can handle. We question God’s will, or His love for us. Yet, He reaches out and leads us through, and in the end, we can see how we’ve grown.
Maybe God is calling you to something outside of your comfort zone. Maybe you are terrified, because you know you can’t do it by your own strength. The good news is, He can. Have courage in knowing that no matter what you face, God is with you with each step.
This past month I was blessed to get to photograph one of my very best friends! Celeste is such a joy to be around, and is truly the kindest girl I know! She just radiates her love for Jesus, and lights up any place with her bubbly personality! Enjoy these photos!