Day 2: Courage in my interactions with others
Day 2: Courage in my Interactions with Others
Welcome back to Day 2 of the challenge. Yesterday you were challenged to identify an area of your life that you need to develop an Attitude of Courage and to share with someone.
What area do you need more courage? Remember to share with us in the Facebook Group or send a text message to (833) 639-0237 so that we can encourage you.
For the rest of the challenge, you will be participating in new ways to develop your attitude of courage.
Your challenge for today: Courage in my Interactions with Others
- Do you hope for more courage in your interactions with others?
- What’s your attitude when you are around unfamiliar people?
- Do you struggle with what to say?
- Are there some difficult conversations you have avoided with a family member, friend, co-worker, etc.?
It took some courage to leave my loved ones and community behind and follow my husband’s desires to relocate to a foreign country. Once I arrived in the Middle East, I had to drum up even more courage to interact with people whose English is not their first language and who have particular views about Americans. However, my desire to build meaningful relationships with others caused me to shift my attitude and be more intentional in my interactions.
I learned to stop worrying about what other people thought of me, and instead, I started thinking more about people who crossed my path and what I could offer in a new relationship.
As a result of this attitude shift, last week, I had the privilege of hosting a life connection group meet-up at my home in Kuwait (image above). Over 25 people from different parts of the world (U.S., U.K, Jamaica, South Africa, Philippines, India, and Canada) represented and connected through God from my Courage to Interact with Others.
Challenge Activity: How will you build the courage to interact with others today?
- I will start a conversation with someone of a different culture, background, race/ethnicity.
- I will visit a neighbor that I have had minimal interactions.
- I will have a difficult conversation that I have been avoiding with a family member, friend, colleague, neighbor, etc.
- I will perform another courageous communication action (not on the above list).
Remember, this is a challenge. If interacting with others in this way is easy for you, then it doesn’t qualify as courageous, and you are not challenging yourself. So dig deep and challenge yourself today.
Courage Memory Verse:
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” - Isaiah 41:10