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2 Corinthians 3:12 "Since we have such a hope, we are very bold,"

Boldness, having courage and confidence. Boldness is such a tricky one for me. We are called to be bold as Christians. We are called to stand out as different. We are called not to be conformed to this world. I was presented with an interesting question today, If Christians were being arrested, persecuted, murdered, beaten, etc. for their faith would there be enough evidence of the Lord in my life to be among the persecuted? Would I be walking boldly enough that others would notice the Lord’s Holy Spirit dwelling within me? Today, my answer would be yes. Then I continued to present myself with another question, would it always? Unfortunately my answer changed to a no. I struggle with being content staying in the back of the room with my hood on and my hat covering my eyes. 2nd Corinthians 3:12 states “Since we have such a hope, we are very bold,” How dare I not be bold because of this hope I have. How dare I not take off the hood, take off that hat, and run to the front of the room. The Lord of Lords the King of Kings is backing me! He is my defense and I cant be afraid of others. I cant grow comfortable in lacking boldness. I need to allow the Lord to work through me and shine through me. I need to allow Him to do what He wants with my life. I am to be bold for the great cause that He is. 

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