The Practice of Putting Yourself in the Story

By imagining myself in the story, I realize that I am the woman with the issue of blood in desperate need of healing, Peter the know-it-all, and the crowd who followed fickly.


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.