On Being Brave Enough
Nicole Unice is a force. She speaks with authority, which is something I really enjoy about her. When Nicole talks, you sit up and listen. She is a counselor, Bible teacher, and author. She also writes for a variety of publications, including Relevant, Leadership Journal, and Today’s Christian Woman. She serves as ministry director at Hope Church in Richmond, Virginia, and also speaks at retreats and leadership events around the country. Her latest book, Brave Enough, is the focus of our conversation this week on the podcast.
Nicole contends that we’re all a little scared. It might be fear of the unknown, or maybe we’re afraid of being too much or not enough. Some of us are afraid to say we’re sorry. Maybe I’ve named one of your fears; maybe it’s something completely different. How is your fear, whatever it might be, holding you back? The subtitle of Nicole’s book is getting over our fears, flaws, and failures to live BOLD and FREE. I think some of us really believe we can’t get over those things, that we’ll never be able to live bold and free. I even have the word free tattooed on my wrist. It was something I so desperately wanted, but wasn’t sure I would ever be.
What is your deepest fear? What do you think you’ll never have the courage to change? On the podcast Nicole talks about not needing the courage to dive from a high cliff, but just having courage to be brave enough. In her definition, a brave-enough life is one lived fully and confidently, free from the weight of worry and the burden of trying too hard. I don’t know about you, but that’s the kind of life I want.
How about being just brave enough to listen to what Nicole has to say on Faith Conversations this week and then maybe, just maybe, acting on one thing you heard.