Lately, life has really been challenging me to ask myself questions about who I am, what I believe, why I do what I do. I guess you can say im having a little bit of an identity crisis.
Thankfully, there’s one thing that remained constant in attempting to answer my own questions. And that is the fact that I have a God who used Paul, an apostle of Jesus, to encourage Timothy to remember how to live life.
He said, “I thank God, whom I serve with a pure conscience, as my forefathers did, as without ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day, greatly desiring to see you, being mindful of your tears, that may be filled with joy, when I call to remembrance the GENUINE FAUTH that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also. Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love, and of a sound mind.” – 2 Timothy 1:3-7
WOW..Who knew 5 verses would speak so much.
Fear is the opposite of faith.
I truly encourage you to continue reading from 2 Timothy 1, as well as the rest of the book., including the first book of Timothy. It’s simply inspiring to know that even hundred to thousands of years ago, individuals struggled to be fearless and become more faithful. I hope you got something new out of this lesson: be intentional and remember that God blessed us with a fearless, powerful, and love in ourselves, personally. He intended that we meditate and focus on God’s promise of His Word.