The other night my husband showed me this verse and my bible has laid open here, by my computer since. I take it as no small coincidence either, as I sit down to begin to work more towards a dream I've had since I was a child: to publish a book.
There are many steps to be taken first. I need to take one specifically, and I need to take it this week. It's in my weekly goals, and staring at me starred in my inbox, yet I've busied myself with just about everything else.
Am I avoiding out of fear? Is it apprehension? Insecurities? Yes, yes, and yes.
But here and now, I'm reminded that He hasn't given me a spirit of fear, no, He's instead given me a spirit of POWER. So I'll take that power and believe He will do good things.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God gave us a spirit not if fear but if power and love and self-control.