“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7
I really struggle with timidity especially regarding my faith. I sometimes have self-doubt about my Bible knowledge and lack of memorized verses. I also find myself assuming people view me as being closed minded or judgmental because of my faith. Embarrassingly, I use this as an excuse to avoid talking about my faith and God.
I have to remind myself that even though I haven’t memorized books of the Bible, I can only show the love of Jesus by loving people. It has nothing to do with religious acts or knowledge. It is my prayer for myself and for you that we embrace God’s gift of power, love and self-discipline. The more that we use these gifts, the stronger they will become.