Well guys, I have to say that I apologize (sort of, but not really) for my sometimes rambling in this video, the fact that I start eating my hair toward the end, and the fact that you can totally hear all of the noise on the street behind the building. My video producer husband is going to have some things to say about this little makeshift number, but sometimes I need to step beyond my comfort zone of having him do awesome video for me and just get it out there.
If you can’t listen to the video I am exploring a little deeper the fact that 2 Timothy 1:7 has just been weighing so very heavily on my heart during these 31 days. I never set out with a verse in mind, but shortly after starting I re-heard this verse from the New Testament and have just been hooked on it. It’s amazing to me the thought that fear is not something that God gave us. He didn’t give us that spirit of fear, which means that the times we are afraid of _____(fill in the blank)_____ it’s not because God made us that way. It’s because the world has conditioned us to feel that fear of standing out. I believe that if we are doing something because it is a gift that God has given us to bring him glory, then fear should never be present. But now we have to recondtion ourselves to grab boldly hold of the spirits that God DID give us – power/empowerment for his glory, love for his glory, and self-discipline for his glory.
So there you have it. I’m no biblical scholar, but I’m wrapping my entire existence around those words right now, forcing myself to let go of the fear and stepping out in boldness in the spirit that God has blessed me with.
What about you? How can you step away from fear and into the freedom that God has given you?