Good Morning and Happy Monday! Hope you all are had a great weekend! Mine was great. While the majority of Friday night was spent at Best Buy, I ended up with a new iPhone, which is SOOOO much faster than my previous one—love it! Then on Saturday, James and I went to see the Hobbit, which was AWESOME. Seriously, go see it. I absolutely love all things Lord of the Rings, so naturally I was nervous about the book to movie rendition. However, I was definitely not disappointed. The whole thing was very well done. Sunday I had the day off so we were able to go to church, grab lunch with some friends, take a walk, and finally put our new grill together! It took forever, but I can officially say that we now have a grill—yay! So excited to start grilling up some dinners:) Over the weekend I also read one of my all-time favorite passages of scripture, and I thought I would share it with you this morning…
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”
2 Timothy 1:7
We were never meant to be wallflowers—timidly fading into the background of life. No. We are meant to be bold and courageous in anything and everything that we do. God did not give us a spirit of fear, but instead a spirit of power, love and self-disciple. We don’t have to be afraid, and we definitely never have to live in fear. Through the Holy Spirit living in us, we have the courage and boldness to do anything we set our minds to. So often the enemy tries to sneak into our lives, telling us that we need to be afraid. Well, those are lies. And those lies keep us living in fear, which in turn keeps us from fulfilling our destinies in Christ. We never have to be afraid to do the things God has called us to do. Through his power we are stronger than anything the enemy could put in our way.
This verse really hit me this weekend. I feel like I am afraid to truly start doing the things I know God has called me to do, but I’m not sure why. Now I understand that I have been afraid because the enemy has been lying to me. Trying to keep me living in fear—as far away from my calling as he can keep me. I need to start living more courageously and boldly, instead of hiding behind my fear. While hiding may seem easier at the time, I know that in the end it’s not going to get me anywhere, and will accomplish nothing for God’s Kingdom. It’s time to start living out of courage instead of fear.
Well, on that note, I hope you all have a great, courage-filled day! God Bless:)