2Tim 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self‑discipline.
I have been thinking about this verse and what it means to us in this time of change. With change, there will always be unknown and unknown can lead to anxiety, self-doubt, and FEAR. I want to challenge you as a follower of Christ in the midst of all that change to look past the fear and enjoy what 2 Timothy says are three powerful things in Christ.
- Pastor Ray has been talking about what leads us to a High Level on Sundays, and that is definitely a SPIRIT of POWER from Jesus Christ. You have the power to overcome sin, move past failure, and influence your family for the Kingdom of God.
- This leads to the BEST LOVE we could ever imagine. LOVE from Christ is totally selfless, full of POWER in JESUS, and seems to connect us in ways we never would have expected. Power to OVERCOME, LOVE to connect, and lastly
- Self-Discipline to actually make GOOD happen. We can become our own worst enemies as we try to set goals, check off tasks, or in my case, look at the sheet of paper a month later and throw it in the trash… AGAIN. What Self-Discipline from Jesus does is give us the power and Supernatural Wisdom to accomplish the life God is dreaming for us to pursue.
BE ENCOURAGED by GOD’S WORD and move past the fear of the unknown in the midst of the change.
Go to God and ask Him to fill you with POWER, LOVE, and SELF-DISCIPLINE!