I’m starting the interesting task of gathering stories from men of all ages telling of a time when they acted courageously.
It’s called “The Courageous Project” and I want YOU to be a part of it.
The goal is to have at least 100 stories of regular men doing courageous things. Not stupid things. Not necessarily even dangerous things. Courageous things.
Things like these…
1. A time when you acted with integrity and it cost you.
2. A situation when you had to stand strong even when it seemed things were caving in around you.
3. A time when you had to make a decision that was not popular with friends or family but was the right thing to do.
4. A time when you had to make a tough business decision but you acted with integrity.
5. Maybe it was something dangerous that you did, not for fun or to be seen, but because it was the right thing to do in the situation. You put the well-being of others above your own.
Whatever your story is, I want to hear it. No matter how simple or common you think your story is, share it. Your experience may change the life of another man who is facing the same thing you went through.
Here’s a sample of a story that a man shared with me earlier this week…
I met Leroy at a store the other day and started a conversation with him. After we talked for a while, I asked him this question:
“What is the most courageous thing you’ve ever done?”
“Fighting in the Vietnam War.” was his answer.
He shared one of his stories with me, as well. He was manning an M-60 in a pit by a bunker when a mortar landed right near him and knocked him unconscious. While he was out, the Lord spoke to him and changed his life forever. He serves the Lord to this day and is thankful for his Savior.
Fighting in an unpopular war for the freedom of others is courageous. So is fighting the spiritual battle for your family’s freedom from sin and bondage.
So what’s the most courageous thing you’ve ever done? It could be a thousand different things so don’t sell yourself short! Whether you’re young, middle-aged, or older, look back over your life and share your most courageous moment so far.
Your story may inspire someone else to stand strong when backing down seems like a good option.
Will you please take time to share this with people you know on Facebook and other media outlets? Let’s get the stories coming in!