I AM BOLD AS A LION! This is one statement I turn over in my mind just before I go up to sing, especially when the nerves feel almost overwhelming. It’s amazing how certain important feats seem to require so much boldness; I guess that’s because some of them are a big risk.

Risk cannot be separated from boldness. Whether you’re making a bold fashion statement, a bold declaration of your conviction, a bold investment, or a bold proposal to someone who’s clearly out of your league, there’s a risk. But if you don’t make that bold move, you’ll never achieve your desire, and if you do, you just might.

BOLD AS A LION! What do I know about lions? Not a lot but thanks to NAT GEO WILD, I see them prey every now and then on animals much larger than they are, and some with defence mechanisms that could badly injure or even kill a lion. Yes, it’s risky business but driven by hunger and after carefully considering the odds, the lion tactfully goes in for the kill. What drives you? What is the source of your motivation? You need to know it.

Something else – King Solomon said ‘The wicked are edgy with guilt, ready to run off even when no one’s after them; honest people are relaxed and confident, bold as lions’. That statement makes total sense. Who doesn’t need peace today? To think that being honest, doing what’s right, keeping your word and so on, could give you peace that comes with the added benefit of your being considered BOLD… by all means, somebody, please give me some honesty juice!!! But on a serious note, if you need to make amends, today’s a good day. Don’t procrastinate.

Giving this word a little more thought, there are some other interesting features of boldness. A closer look and I’m loving it more – Impactful, Eye catching, Prominent, Bright. This is all-encompassing. Boldness touches both the content and the package. It feels like an invitation to be excellent both inside and out such that the words we speak, the things we do, and how we live life as a whole continually makes a positive impact in the lives of people in our sphere of influence. Then we ultimately become like cities set on a hill, giving light to everyone around.

You may have achieved a lot already but there’s more. There’s always room for growth, improvement, and expansion. Don’t stop now. Be bold, be courageous! Keep on keepin’ on, and keep this in mind – THE RIGHTEOUS ARE BOLD AS A LION!