Thursday, May 4, 2017
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7
“Timothy, my beloved son, let me remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.” Such was the instruction that the Apostle Paul sent to his young protégé who was called to pastor God’s people. I can just imagine Paul’s heartfelt encouragement in his letter: “Whatever you do, don’t let the flame go out.” Timothy had received the gift of God, but it was up to him to stir it up, to fan into flames that which God had deposited within Him.
This encouragement is for all believers as well, regardless of what we are assigned to do for God. We must participate in our destiny and work with the Holy Spirit to achieve it and bring glory to God. The Holy Spirit is like electricity to a light bulb and current to an appliance. Nothing works without Him. Without the Holy Spirit vibrantly engaged in our lives through continuous fellowship, we will achieve nothing. He comes with everything that we need to activate that which is within us (our abilities, skills, and talents, etc.).
God has not given you a spirit of fear… The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of faith! This means that we are not to live our lives as slaves to fear. When fear has taken over, it leads our actions, guides our thoughts and frames our words it blocks the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer.
Today’s key for breakthrough: Confront your fears!
There are fears of failure, of rejection, of death, of poverty of being alone. This process of change involves confronting our fears so that we can walk in the realms of faith and see the manifestation of God’s promises in our lives.
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you today. It’s not easy, but it’s necessary. It’s time to access your kingly inheritance of a life of power, love and a sound mind!