If your words are just, right, true, and aligned with your values and belief system, be confident in what you have to say or do. Speak with great boldness for that which you believe in. While being kind and respectful, be fearless and stand up for your beliefs, ethics, and what you value. Do not waver or be swayed by temptation or adversity. Rather, be brave and stand up for the cause, so long as it aligns with the truth.
Characteristics Needed for Boldness:
- Confidence. It takes extreme confidence to be bold and stand up against the opposition. Whatever is good is worth sacrificing or fighting for. Confidence comes from knowing what you stand behind is worthy of the challenge. Whether it is a cause or a belief, when all you do is aligned with your values, be assured and show great faith in yourself and your abilities. Be confident even in the face of rejection or adversity. Let your rightful knowledge and loyalty to your beliefs build your strength and hopeful optimism. Be unshaken and be bold.
- Faith. The boldness described here is not about arrogance or cockiness; rather, it is ethical confidence tied to your belief system and goodness. Embrace faith by being confident that nothing will harm or stand in your way. Believe in your values and be encouraged to stand up for them despite opposition or difficulty. Faithfully believe and know you are doing what is right and is the best choice at any given moment.
- Security. Be secure in the knowledge that you are aligned with the right thing and the right cause. Being on the right side of justice or whatever it may be, find strength and security that everything will work out well. No matter the outcome, you have the assurance of knowing you are in the right. So proceed boldly.
- Contentment. When you have accepted your values, beliefs, and faith, contentment will follow. You’ve reached a state of understanding and, most likely, joy and excitement. You realize you have everything you need and are gracious for where you are and who you are. You have everything you need to be happy, productive, and successful. This feeling of peace allows for open boldness with the confidence and security you encompass.
- Courage. A tremendous amount of courage is involved with boldness, and being bold is a very brave quality. Some people tend to love controversy and even thrive on it. When you come into conflict with an adversary, it is challenging to swallow what they are dishing out. The easy escape is to conform or walk away in defeat, unchallenged. It takes virtue and fortitude to endure pain or hardship and to stand up for your faith boldly.
- Loyalty. Boldness comes with loyalty to a belief or value system. Perhaps there is a deeper spiritual meaning behind your boldness. Where there is a deep or passionate belief in something, adherence generally allows you to feel bound or pledged. Such devotion, or loyalty, will strengthen your ability to be bold.
- Determination. It takes determination to be bold, and you must be determined and confident in order to persevere. Be "positive for the causative" belief. You are fully committed to achieving the goal of your boldness. Allow determination to keep you unshaken and relentless.
- Inspiration. There will be excitement and positive energy involved with your boldness. When you express your belief, you will be invigorated and energized by your loyalty and faith in what you are doing. When you feel led to engage in a bold approach, you will also feel the inspiration that may provoke you to continue giving even more! Enjoy this inspirited feeling and apply it to your boldness and allow it to strengthen your loyalty to the cause you are enforcing.
- Respectfulness. Often boldness can be considered brashness, inconsideration, or even rudeness. The type of boldness here is a pure sense of strength to stand up for what you consider right, yet do so in the most respectful ways. Do not bring others down in order to raise yourself up. That is not the type of boldness described here. Rather, be respectful and kind while remaining immovable in standing firmly behind your belief. Your behavior could affect interaction and perhaps even draw someone to look closely or inquire about your belief. Let your conduct shine as an example of purity, truthfulness, and goodness, and be a bold indicator of your ethical approach to your professional, personal, and spiritual life.
“When we find a man meditating on the words of God, my friends, that man is full of boldness and is successful.”
“The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.” Proverbs 28:1
“You decide every day who you will and will not be. Be bold in your decision but remember, choose wisely.”
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