2 Timothy 1:7 AMP “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.”
Quit being hesitant. Stop being timid. Bring an end to the trembling in fear. This is not of God! God didn’t give you that spirit! The enemy, Satan, breathes fear and trembling into our minds. You need the breath of your Father on your life.
Let His presence flow over you now. Take a mental step back. Breathe in. Now breathe out, letting go of all of the lies Satan has placed on you. Let go of the fear. You don’t have to hold on to fear. Letting go of the fear will not cause something bad to happen. The enemy tries to tell you that if you don’t have fear, then the very thing you fear will come to pass. That’s a lie! It will free you to accept what God has for you!
What has God given to us? Power. Don’t you want to be powerful? Don’t you get tired of feeling weak and helpless?
Calm. Isn’t it time to rid yourself of the constant turning in your stomach, the racing beat of your heart, the lump in your throat? God wants to give you calmness.
Well-balanced mind. Yes! Give Him your thoughts so He can balance them out. Your mind doesn’t have to be a race track through the mountains. It can be a slow peaceful drive along the calming waters of God’s presence.
Finally, discipline and self-control. That feeling of your life being not your own, belonging to your circumstances, is not from the Lord. God gives us discipline and self-control. He will help us to learn to control our reactions to our problems rather than allowing our situations to control us.
Choose to enjoy God’s gifts. It’s your choice. He isn’t going to make you live a life of freedom. He gave us free will. It’s up to you. Will you choose to be miserable in your current place, or will you choose to accept what God has for you and find the release He desires for your life?