“Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.”

– 2 Corinthians 3:12

We’ve been discussing how to use fear and stress to your advantage and today, I say, “Just be bold!” I want to share a story with you that is so special in my heart. Chris was my best friend in college, and I was in love with his sister. Her name was Hannah, and yes, she is now my wife of almost twenty years. Hannah had been dating a friend at the time for close to three years. Finally, they break up but now I’m on my way to Germany for a six-month job at the World Expo in Hanover. 

Throughout my six months in Germany, I’m dying inside. I just can’t wait to ask her out when I get home. I have been waiting for her to be single. Do you want to guess what happened when I got home? She’s back with her boyfriend, and yes, I had to wait for another whole year. At that time, Chris was coming out to California to visit me from Oklahoma. My thought was to ask Chris to bring Hannah so that I can express my feelings. I said I would pay her way. When she was here, she invited me to her brother’s wedding! Hannah asking me to attend the wedding made me very happy. I said, “I’ll come out if you give me the first and last dance.” She said, “If you come out, I’ll give you both.”

Friend, I was afraid of exactly what I needed to do, and I had to just be bold and go for the girl! You also have to be bold in your career, in your business, and in your relationships. I want to encourage you to trust God, and know that He loves you and desires you to fulfill His plan for your life.


Father, encourage me to overcome my fears with boldness.


What are some ways in which you can choose boldness over fear in your life?

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  1. Loved your sermon. I live in Idaho, and would like to receive information on your trip to Israel. Hope one day to visit your church. I was there on Mothers Day 1981. It was a profound morning for me. Thank you for your current messages.

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