Courage is being obedient when you don’t feel like it. (Jill Briscoe, British American author and speaker)

Briscoe referred to a coffee mug that was inscribed with a quote from actor John Wayne, “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” She also said, “Courage isn’t a feeling. It’s a decision.” Note the two key words: obedient and decision. If we would always decide to obey what we know to be right, we would live lives of courage and integrity.

You will have success if you are careful to observe the decrees and laws that the Lord gave. … Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged (1 Chronicles 22:13).