God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV
If I am in fear it is not of God. If I am timid it is not from God. For He gave me power. He gave me love. He gave me self-discipline. How?
By giving His Spirit to live in me, His Spirit can turn me from all that threatens my connection with Him. His words are truth to live by. Reminding myself what he has said and done can be a great way to reinvigorate my faith, and cast out any lies I may have started to believe.
Dr. Neil Anderson, author of The Bondage Breaker, offers an extensive list of Scripture references to remind us who we are Christ, we are secure in Christ and we are significant. Refer to pages 43-45 for a comprehensive list, however, here’s a short list to get you started:
- I am God’s child. (John 1:12)
- I have been justified. (Romans 5:1)
- I am complete in Christ. (Colossians 2:10)
- I am established, anointed, and sealed by God. (2 Corinthians 1:21-22)
- I am born of God and the evil one cannot touch me. (1 John 5:18)
- I am chosen and appointed to bear fruit. (John 15:16)
- I am God’s temple. (1 Corinthians 3:16)
- I am God’s workmanship. (Ephesians 2:10)
God’s Word is powerful, alive, and potent for dispelling the darkness that has crept in while we were unaware. When I forget what God said and done, I forget who I am in Him. This leaves me to self-centered devices, which always proves frustrating in solving my own problems.
The wonderful news is God is so gracious and merciful that no matter how many times I can get off track, He is always eager to draw me back again. His love endures forever.
The Word of God is the sword of Truth that drives out the lies of our enemy and makes darkness flee. Next time you find yourself growing a little dark grab the Word of God and start reviewing again God’s promise.
God Almighty, may your children come to realize the power and authority in their position in Christ. Help us to live like your children. In Jesus’ name Amen.