For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power, love, and self-control. – 2 Timothy 1:7
What are we afraid of? I don’t just mean in reference to this verse, but in our everyday lives. What is the thing that makes us afraid, that we run or cower from? It might be a person we don’t want to see, a situation we dread happening, or even a memory that haunts us.
God never wants us to run and hide in fear. There are times He may shelter us from things but we are never to panic, because He is looking after us.
Not being timid means we always are willing to stand up to do what is right, or stand up against what is wrong.
Not being timid means we own up to our failures, and boldly show God’s love and forgiveness by confessing them.
Not being timid means we love like crazy even when we don’t feel like it.
Not being timid means we can wake up and shout to the new day “my faith is in the God of all creation and He loves me.”
Not being timid means we ask God for every opportunity to serve Him, and then we eagerly and fearlessly pursue each one.
Not being timid means we know God is all-powerful and yet loves us completely. We jump recklessly into His love, headlong into His power, and leave fear behind. It means we believe the Holy Spirit is with us and inside us, and through Him we can face anything.