For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
When was the last time you witnessed to someone? Maybe it was just yesterday or last month. Or, are you racking your brain, trying to think of a specific time? That’s pretty normal.
We are nervous about speaking out about Jesus and faith. It makes us uncomfortable. What if we offend someone, or say something wrong? What if we come off as a complete buffoon? Evangelism is not a walk in the park for most of us.
But Paul reminds us that God gives us a powerful spirit: not one that leaves us timid, but one that fills us with love, strength, and self-discipline. You know, it’s the desire to tell your grieving coworker that life is more than downfalls and disappointments, that there is a greater truth that uplifts and saves. Jesus’ Gospel is powerful. It saves and strengthens. It’s hard to hold in! Ask God for boldness, and remember than he has already blessed you with a strong spirit. Don’t hold back; let it out!