This last weekend, I attended a Men’s Conference. The theme was, “Be Courageous.” The next day, I took a very difficult step and had a conversation with someone that was hard for me to have. It was a very, very significant conversation that I have wanted to have with the individual for many, many months. It is over now, and freedom ensued. It was a very uncomfortable conversation with someone I love. It is over now, and it may go down as one of the most courageous things I have ever done though the details will remain hidden. Some parts of life are simply too valuable to toss around in online formats (blogs, social media, etc.).

So, here is my question to you: What are you suppose to do?

You have known for some time now the step you are suppose to take, but you are stuck in a perpetual procrastination zone. In fact, procrastination is probably not the best word. The word procrastination only suggests laziness or poor priorities. No, I am talking about that thing you have been putting off, whether it be a conversation with someone or some other action, that you have not done because you are afraid. That is right, fear. Come clean and be honest. Maybe you are afraid of rejection, afraid of being judged, or even worse, condemned. Or maybe you fear the unknown, thinking that the potential of something bad coming from the considered move is much greater than the potential for something good. You might just be afraid of something changing, as if change itself is bad. Whatever it is, what have you not done yet that you are suppose to do? No matter what it is, you will live in a state of perpetual paralyzation until you step out and do the hard thing. God does not skip past stuff. He will stay put until you do what you need to do. He will wait for you even if it means you wasting His precious time and part of your life. If you do not make the move and take the step, it will cost you. Did you hear me? It will cost you. Who knows, there might be a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. So walk the road and see where it leads. Decide today, that, before the week is over, you will take the step that the Holy Spirit is requiring you to take before He is willing to move on to bigger and better things. He is waiting for you. Get your gold. Be courageous and do what most people are not willing to do. Be rare. Be uncommon. Dare to believe that on the other side of this important move, there is God’s good blessing and favor. So step onto the diving board, hold your breath, and jump!


Published by B.J. Condrey, PhD

Dr. Condrey holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Missouri-KC, a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in Ethics & Practical Theology from the University of Edinburgh. He is ACSI certified. Dr. Condrey writes courses and teaches Psychology, Bible, and C.S. Lewis at Enlightium Academy, where he began working in 2016. He has served as a youth, young adult, and small group pastor in the local church, and currently teaches Ethics at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has a book published by Wipf & Stock (Breaking Ground) along with other publications. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and writing, spending time with his family, traveling, trout fishing, family hikes, and drinking coffee! He is passionate about helping young people construct a biblical worldview so that their faith involves both the mind and heart. He has been married since 2009 and has two children.

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