2 Timothy 1:7 ESV "for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control."I had to calm myself down, take a moment to breath and then begin again! Today's verse shares about fear and how God didn't give us fear but a spirit of power, love and self-control! I was a young man and wasn't sure what we were doing but we moved ahead anyway. The situation before us grew worse by the minute and it seemed that each step was leading us deeper into the unknown. I was a camp counselor leading some young boys along a hiking trail when I realized I had lost our way. I had the life of these young men in my hands and I couldn't let them know that I was just as afraid as them. I had to stop, take a moment, get my bearings and begin to follow where the "spirit within me" was leading! Many times in life, we will find ourselves so wrapped in fear that we become frozen, stuck by fear but when we have Christ in our life, we can follow where His Spirit leads by the power, love and self-control He gives us. Why not follow the path to freedom over fear by calling out to Him. He will lead us home! peace, tom
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