Hi! My name is Gabe and I’m from Torrens Valley Christian School in Adelaide, SA.

Have you ever found it difficult to speak up when all that runs through your mind is the criticism that may follow? Do you ever want to speak up but you feel it might impact your friendships, relationships or the way that people see you? When the enemy comes against us and places that fear into us, it stops us from doing what God has planned for our lives— to stand up for what is right.

As Christians, it is our calling to stand up and to stand courageous for the calling God has put on our lives.

In Joshua 1:9 (NIV) it says, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

As Christians we are called to stand up with RADICAL courage to pursue the will of God. When fear comes against us, we know that God has got us. We can stand courageous because we know that God is greater than anything the enemy has planned. Next time you are faced with fear, you can stand with radical courage because God is with you.


Dear God, I pray that you would be with me wherever I go, that when the enemy comes against me, you will overcome. I thank you that I can stand with RADICAL courage to pursue the calling you have put on my life and I pray that you would use me to impact the lives of those around me. Amen.

Devotional by Gabriel Trainor, Torrens Valley Christian School, Adelaide