For God Has Not Given You The Spirit Of Fear

Day 1 of 3 • This day’s reading


The Spirit of Fear 

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭(KJV)‬‬

God has not given you the spirit of fear. Fear does not come from God. Fear comes from Satan, and it’s one of his weapons to stagnate and to stunt your purpose. Fear is a paralytic weapon that the enemy uses to slow you down from pursuing your purpose. God wants you to move forward in your purpose, plan and destiny. God has not given you the spirit of fear. For we walk by faith and not by sight. As God’s children, we do not walk in fear; we walk in power, love and sound mind. 

Paul teaches his son Timothy, this powerful principle in 2 Timothy‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭by admonishing Timothy to walk in power, love and a sound mind. Fathers teach their children how to walk in power and not fear. Fathers have the ability to impart into their children faith as they demonstrate and walk out a life of faith and power. Fathers set the generational pattern. Fathers can either establish a cycle of fear or a generational pattern of faith. 

God used Paul to set the pattern of faith for his spiritual son Timothy and for the generations that followed after him. This scripture is recorded for our benefit. God used Paul to pen these words of faith to speak directly to our hearts. Fear will keep you spinning in cycles. Faith will catapult you to the next dimension. Faith will promote you. Faith will expand you. Faith will enlarge your borders. Fear will cause you to downgrade and diminish your destiny. Fear will cause you to shrink.