“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7 NLT)
If we are wandering this land, full of fear–unable to speak up or speak out against injustice and indignities, and sin–we are not operating with the spirit given to us by God, but influenced by the spirit of the enemy.
The spirit God has given endows us with power–from within–the courage to stand firm upon the convictions of our beliefs and we are able to speak up and speak out when we see injustice, inhumane treatment of people and sin.
The spirit God has given fills us with love overflowing–so we are able to love all people–regardless of skin color, ethnicity, religious beliefs, or political stances–unconditionally.
The spirit God gives us enables us to develop and function with a self-disciplined life–one that is aware of limitations and the needs of self and others and accommodates with wisdom.
Why does God give us a spirit that enables us to do (not to make excuses in not doing)? Because we are His children and we are destined to do all He desires us to do–beyond our innate capabilities–moving full steam ahead with the power He has given us. What an awesome God!
He has given us a spirit that says, “We can do all things through Christ Jesus” and do them well, glorifying Him.
He has given us a spirit that says, “With Him, we can do it.” We can stop doing all things that harm body and mind or would influence harming others.
He has given us a spirit that says, “Nothing is impossible with God.” We can think things through before we act and know we have exercised wisdom in all decisions.
That’s the Spirit God gives! Which spirit is influencing what you do today?