For a few very hard years this word was my mantra.
The word means
-undismayed; not discouraged; not forced to abandon purpose or effort
-undiminished in courage or valor; not giving way to fear
But the truth is, I was often dismayed by everything that had taken place, and I did battle discouragement. I battled fear and doubts. I hurt and was angry, and sometimes "undaunted" sounded more like a mockery than a mantra, and I was determined to be real about all of it in these posts, thus the name, Undaunted Reality. More than that, though, I was determined to live undaunted, not because I'm so great or strong, but because my God is, and no matter what this world looks like, He is the only reality that matters.
I pray I live the reality of Him beautifully undaunted.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

THAT Kind of Courage--Part 1

New Year's Day started early with me in my recliner seeking God's heart. I asked what He wanted to talk about, and I figured He would give me a scripture to ponder or a country for which to pray, but instead, He said, "I want to talk about what I've already told you. I want you to really understand what I've already talked to you about. I REALLY want you to get the depth of what I mean by 'courage'."

I settled a bit deeper into my chair and said, "Then share with me and help me get it."

Without hesitation He said:

"The courage I am calling you to
is not the kind of courage
that comes to the edge of a rock
on the side of a mountain
and leaps because there is no where else to go.

The courage I am calling you to
is the courage that
seeks out the rock to jump from
knowing when you jump,
you're going to fly."


  1. That is so awesome, Jerri! Sweet friend, I love watching you fly!!!

  2. Love this, Jerri. Love how He makes us faithful to the very things He calls us to -- like courage!