It Is No Time For Timidity! – 2 Timothy 1

From my reading in 2 Timothy 1 in the One Year Bible New Testament.

Life is too short to live in fear.

If God has called you to do something, step forward into it. You have no time to wait. Paul encouraged Timothy to fully embrace his spiritual gifts and engage boldly in the ministry God has given him.

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

The Holy Spirit sets us free from the self-imposed prison of fear.

Timidity and fear keep us from taking the risks that God wants us to take. The greatest adventures of our life come when we are afraid but still step up obey what Jesus is telling us to do. As many have said,

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but stepping up in the face of fear.”

If God has called you to something then he will give you the power, love and self-discipline to do it.

  • Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would give us power to be his witnesses in all the world.
  • The Holy Spirit also fills our hearts with His love, and that love is our motivation for our ministry.
  • One of the fruits of the Spirit is self-control. It takes self-discipline to do the hard work of the ministry faithfully.

Whatever God has for you to do, don’t let fear stop you.

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About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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