Thursday, June 12, 2014

2 Timothy 1:7

2 Timothy 1:7 – For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, of Love, and of self-discipline.

       Do not be afraid. In our lives we often let fear make decisions for us. There is a fine line between being cautious and living in fear. I’ve heard fear described with the acronym “False Evidence Appearing Real,” and that is pretty accurate.
       Fear comes when you let the danger of something become your focus. If you watch people you will notice the ones that are most afraid of something are the ones that have the bad experience with that thing. That’s because they are putting their faith in that fear. Faith is a powerful thing. Whatever you put your faith in will come to pass. If you put your faith in your fear you will make it come real.
       Again I say, do not be afraid. Do not let fear rise up in your life and take over. God has given you what you need to counter fear.
       First He gives you a spirit of power. You have power over fear, power over the enemy, and power over your thought life. When fear comes up in your life use that power to look it in the face and tell it that you will not give in.
       We also have a spirit of Love. Love brings meaning to everything we do and that same Love will push you past your fear. Let Love rise up in your heart and be the motivator behind all you do.
       Last we see a spirit of self-discipline. This is where your control comes in. You have the ability to control your mind and tell fear it has no place in you. Discipline your thought life so that you dwell on the Word of God instead of fear.

You have the power to get rid of fear. The longer you let it linger in your life the bigger it will become. Take hold of it and toss it aside; let Love rule in its place.

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