After providing this response, I reflected on why for so long I lived in fear and questioned my courage. Why dim my light? I realized that knowing whose you are was key. Jesus served as a great example of living boldly. He was so bold and loved us so much he gave his life for us. If we know the truth (who we are, and whose we are), if we learn his word and speak his truth honestly and authentically, and we know the authority he has given us, why not live bold? Acts 4:29 says And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness.