TEXT: 2 TIMOTHY 1:6–9 (NLT)
This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you. For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of pow- er, love, and self-discipline. So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. And don’t be ashamed of me, either, even though I’m in prison for him. With the strength God gives you, be ready to suffer with me for the sake of the Good News. For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.
You have the power to say “no” to fear and “yes” to love when you remain aware of the power and gifts that God has placed inside of you.
“God, help me to remain aware of Your love and power inside of me and share You with others.” TAKEAWAY:
The context of being given a spirit of power, love, and self-control relates to sharing the gospel. Even if you are afraid in the moment, you can say “no” to that fear and discipline yourself to share who Jesus is.
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Fear visits everyone, but God’s perfect love drives it out. God, fill me with Your love so I can be bold and courageous! #youthalive
Youth Pastor at People's Church in Arnold, MO.