2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.”
You want to win, but you are too afraid to get out on the field. You want to win, but you are too afraid try out for the debate team. How can you win? You can’t. Timidity (fear) keeps us from doing things we want to do. There is plenty of fear in the world today. Some couples even fear having a child in these troubled times, and because of that fear, they lose out on one of the greatest joys.
As Christians, we know that fear should have no place in our lives. Our lives should not be guided by our fears but by God’s hand. Even so, it’s hard not to look at the world, our surroundings, and not have fear creep in. So where does this fear come from? Satan. He feeds on your fears, whispers in your ear, catches you at the worst times. This verse in Timothy should be memorized. Even Jesus used verses in the Old Testament to warn Satan to stay away.
Trust God. Have an itinerary of verses in your mind to help you when you are in a weak moment. There are many like: Psalm 23 (one of the best); Psalm 56:11 “I trust in God; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?” Psalm 56:3-4 “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?” Psalm 34:4 “I sought the Lord, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears.” Isaiah 41:10, and there are many more.
Don’t allow Satan to win the battle for your time, your thoughts, maybe even your soul. Focus on God and His Word and YOU WIN!