In the church, there’s a lot of talk about not being afraid, but I wonder if our language regarding fear is incomplete.
The good news is that God has grace for us and he patiently walks alongside us as we journey through life. I plan to go after those things God has spoken into my heart. I am willing to tell fear to get in its rightful place, are you?
Timothy had a great calling on his life, yet Paul knew that Timothy, as we do, had the tendency to want to shrink back from that call and remain inactive, a much less terrifying place to be. God has called us to be fearless and fight that tendency to stay stuck. But it’s so much more than that! Fear usually leads to rash or unwise decisions but God has given us the tools to fight against that as well: power, love, a calm mind, a well-balanced mind, discipline, and self-control.