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Today's Scripture

“For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, ‘Abba, Father’” - (Romans 8:15).

Thoughts for Today

Is fear standing in your way of accomplishing great things for God? Are you seeking to lead others to Christ, only to stay silent in timidity? Everyone experiences fears and doubts.

In Paul’s second letter to Timothy, we see that even this young apprentice of Paul fought his own personal insecurities. Paul encourages Timothy: “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God” (2 Timothy 1:7-8).

During Paul’s time, Christians faced hardships and persecution. Today is no different. Around the world, people are risking everything to share the Gospel. While you may never face imprisonment for your faith, you no doubt find other difficulties in ministering to others: hostile responses, ridicule, or rejection. You may fear saying the wrong thing, or feel insecure about approaching the topic of faith—not knowing where to begin.

But whenever God calls us to a task—and we all are called to be witnesses for Christ—He will equip us and prepare us to do His work. No matter what the circumstances, no matter what our fears, God can overcome them if we allow His Spirit to work through us.

Prayer: Our Loving Heavenly Father God, thank You for giving me the spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline. Help me to allow Your Spirit to work in me to overcome any fears that may hold me back from being a witness for You. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."