The definition of courage is “the ability to face danger, difficulty, uncertainty, or pain without being overcome by fear or being deflected from a chosen course of action.”
After that definition was this handy example:
She must pluck up courage and tell him the truth.
Further down the page I spotted a synonym for courage: pluck.
Think Loony Toons’ Plucky Duck.
Did you see it? The word “pluck” as it relates to courage, is both a verb and a noun. We just need to pluck up (do it) the pluck (courage) in order to be plucky (courageous).
Face our fears; don’t be overcome by them and—voila—we have courage.
Now that we have a new image to hold in our minds. Let’s all be plucky ducks for Jesus.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for the encouragement we have through you. Please help us encourage each other in all things. Amen.
WHAT ABOUT YOU? In what area do you need to become a plucky duck?