God gave us a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind.
Fear, which often develops in childhood, tends to follow us into adulthood.
Fear not only causes us to not take risks, it sabotages our ability to trust in God. When we partner with fear, we live beneath the standard of abundant life that Christ paid for us.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10 ESV).
God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of “power and of love and self-discipline.” As we balance these three ingredients in our lives, we protect ourselves against the fear-inducing strategies of the enemy.
“God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and self-discipline” (2 Timothy 1:7).
As Christians, fear should have no place in our lives. Christ paid for us to “have life and have it abundantly.” As we partner with Christ, we can leave the devil’s strategies of fear behind and step into our true identities.