A soon as I hear the word DARING, I think of Daniel and the old hymn, “Dare To Be A Daniel.” The Old Testament prophet dared to defy the King’s edict and continued to pray. His courage was then further put to the test as he was thrown into the den of hungry lions.
How could he do it?
Perhaps he held onto the words God gave to Joshua as he took over leadership of the nation of Isreal entering the Promised Land:
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9, NIV).
That which enabled and emboldened Daniel is available to us today.
When God “commanded” Joshua, the word is not ordered as much as picked or chosen. God doesn’t choose us and then shake his head wondering why (My bad, I picked you.). If he chooses us—like he chose Joshua, or chose Daniel—he is ready to give us the necessary courage or boldness for the task at hand.
Will we trust him? Will we dare to be a Daniel?