Bold for Christ

The evidence of boldness is whether or not a person is making choices throughout the day that revolve around their desire to avoid conflict. If so, then that is a clear sign that cowardice is winning out over courage.

Likewise a person should ask if, in their personal walk with God, they avoid the Scripture passages that call for radical boldness. If that's the case then the defeat is there before you even hit the streets.

Therefore we need to expose ourselves to the difficult parts of Scripture—the ones that call us to do tough things—as well as the more comforting parts.