Acts 23:11 – take courage

Courage is something i can take up and (presumably) set aside – it involves an act of the will.

I cor. 16:13 Be on your guard, stand firm in the faith, be men of courage, be strong: do everything in love.

Courage is something I can be.

Joshua 1:6-9 be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified bacause of them for the Lord your God goes with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you.

you get to choose courage – but i don’t know how to do that.  Or maybe I know, but i haven’t recognized it, or i’ve forgotten.

Courage is a choice.  Fear is irrelevant in Christ.  Don’t act on your feelings – act on your knowledge of who God is and who you are in Christ.