2 Timothy 1:7 – For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
So many people today are living with less than God’s best because they’ve allowed fear to stop them from pursuing their dreams. We have to remember that fear is not from God. It’s a lie from the enemy to paralyze us and steal our power.
Today’s verse tells what God has given us: power, love, and self-discipline or self-control. When we are confident in God’s promises, there’s nothing that can stop us. But when fear creeps in, we hesitate. We’re not as strong as we were before. We feel powerless. Not only that, but it affects our love. Love prompts us to give, and when we are afraid, we tend to clench our fists and act selfishly. Fear also affects our self-discipline or self-control. It makes us panic and do things without thinking.
If we’ve allowed fear to steal from us in any area of lives, today we can be free, we can be finished with fear. Conquering fear starts with a choice to believe God’s promises, and then taking a step of faith to act on them. As we step out, God will be with us. He’ll give us power, love, and self-discipline so that we can confidently move forward into the abundant life He has for us!
Father God, I come to You today declaring that I am finished with fear. Thank You for giving me power, love, and a sound mind. I choose to stand on Your promises. Fill me with Your peace and joy today as I move forward in victory with You. In Jesus’ Name… Amen!