I believe in standing up for what you believe in.
In my case, it’s my faith.
The other day I went door-knocking to pass out literature. You know, that thing I mentioned in this post ?
So while I was walking house to house I thought to myself, What would I do if the next person who opens the door starts yelling, cursing, or threatening me? What if they attacked my beliefs and demanded answers?
I kept telling myself to be bold. Just trust in God. To a certain extent, that’s all I can do. However, there is a responsibility I must play. In order to be bold in my beliefs, I have to know what they are and why I hold them, right?
Now I know I won’t have the answers to everything, and that scares me. Especially when there are so many smarter people out there who can tear me to pieces with their theories. I’m not one to boast in my smartness (or lack-thereof) but there are a lot of things I should be able to answer.
Which leads me to my next thing.
There are certain “holidays” my husband and I have decided not to really acknowledge or celebrate. But since most people celebrate these holidays, people ask if we have plans for them. And of course when we respond, the follow-up question arises: Why not?
I’ve learned it makes conversations easier when I have a solid answer. Why do something if you don’t really know the reason why?
Even still, one response we got was “That’ll change when you have kids.”
That made we wonder. Will it? How bold will I be once we have children? Will my principles go out the window?
I want to say that it wouldn’t, but I really don’t know; I’m not a parent.
I want boldness to define who I am, to define my children, should we have any.
There’s more I can say about this, I’m sure. There are many reasons for boldness.
But is there ever a time when one can be too bold and cross the line?
Would the bolder thing to do be to step down gracefully, or to keep going without end, and even stronger?
Until next post (which will probably be about parenthood again, lol)