“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Joel 1-3 and 2 Timothy 1.
If we miss the first part of today’s verse, we risk bending the rest of it into something it isn’t.
The Spirit of God enables the listed things.
If I try to do any of it on my own, the results will be of my own doing not His.
When I am filled with His Spirit, I will be capable of boldness.
How often are we intimidated as believers? A situation presents itself in which we could step up for Him but instead of stepping up, we step back. We play it safe.
If I am filled with His Spirit I will step where He wants me to step.
My issue often is that I see situations from my perspective. I fail to include God in my thinking. Therefore, I am often overwhelmed and intimidated. I cringe later at an opportunity missed.
Another thought is that often I am unprepared to flow naturally into giving a Godly interjection. The “opportunity” catches me off-guard and I react accordingly.
Again, back to being filled with Him. If I am filled, then His Words (whatever that may entail) will flow in His timing. I won’t overstate, and I won’t understate. How I long to speak rightly representing Him!
“Lord, You are my God. I can do nothing right apart from You. I need You every second. Forgive me for going it alone. I know that this is dumb, yet how often I do it. Take me over, please. Guide me, Father.”
If I am filled with His Spirit I will speak His Words in a timely manner.