A week has flown by, so it is time for Scripture Sunday Week Two. I have spent the past week reflecting on the verse from week one. Part of me didn’t want to move onto my second verse because I feel like I need to continuously work on surrendering my thoughts and actions to God. Since I want to experience growth, I knew I needed to continue. I chose a verse to complement Romans 12:2, so that I may continue to reflect on it throughout this week as well.2 Timothy 1:7 says For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
The presence of fear is a sign that I have not fully surrendered my thoughts to God. I need to let go of my apprehensions to make room for God to work in my life. Fear and the Holy Spirit cannot coexist. I have things holding me back in my walk. There is a voice that whispers to me that I am not worthy of love and grace. The voice is wrong. In His crucifixion, Jesus has proven that I am worthy. In order to bridge the gap of sin, He died so I can be close to God. It is a complete disservice for me to continue to live a timid life since I have been called for so much more. Just imagining what I could accomplish empowered by God’s love and with discernment of His will gives me an indescribable hope. I am choosing not to fear, and am placing my trust in God for things to come.