Whilst reading through the chapter called 'Summoning Courage' in The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham, I came across this:
"(Martin Luther) King was well aware that the alternative to courage was cowardice, and he was not afraid to name it. In fact, there is power in naming these opposites, courage and cowardice, and then determining to choose the first.
Said King, "We must constantly build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear."
King led with enormous courage, though he surely felt 'the flood of fear.' "
We may not face the same things that Martin Luther King Jr faced, but we all face battles. We all have to confront things that we would rather not. To take courage is to defeat cowardice, I want to be a man that builds 'dikes of courage', a man who continues to face my fears and embrace them as ways of growing in Christ and in leadership.