To be brave is connected to showing courage. We live in a time that holds to a misconception about bravery. Bravery is not about a quality one develops or possesses. To be brave is an action taken at the moment it is needed.
Try to think of someone who considered themselves to have developed a quality of bravery. Rather, in those moments when the need existed to be brave, they demonstrated this characteristic.
Most who claim to be brave fail to demonstrate what is needed when the moment arises. Sadly, it seems to be easier for people to move on rather than act bravely. The church needs leaders who recognize the need of this moment and act with bravery.
When we look at the example of Jesus, we see the humble submission of the Son of God who laid down His life for the world. There has never been a greater act of bravery in history.
Today’s leadership is also about humble submission to the will of the Father and a willingness to give oneself in service to the kingdom.
We need to act bravely…now!