2 Timothy 1:7
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Written by: Michael Burgard
Stepping into a season of the unknown can be one of the scariest things we can face. As humans, our natural instinct is either fight or flight. When we know what is about to come next, good or bad, we are able to decide if we want to put our arms up and defend ourselves or run for our lives. Our reaction is to seek safety and comfort. When we are comfortable, we feel like we are in control. You could say we like to see every move ahead of time on the chest board. But too often as a follower of Jesus, I have found myself being put into vulnerable situations I didn’t want to be in because I decided to step out in faith.
Everywhere you go, every step you take, and every move you make, He is with you. As cliché as this sounds, it’s the absolute truth. When you declared with your heart and accepted Jesus as your Savior, you received the Holy Spirit.
You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. – Romans 8:9
The Spirit of God lives and dwells in each of us no matter where we are or what we are facing. The challenge is to decide if in every situation you are going to lean on your own understanding or on your relationship with Jesus.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6.
Wherever you are, whether your current season of life has been full of great celebrations or it feels like you’re going through a season of not knowing what is next, God is with you.
Thought of the day: Has there ever been a season of life when you thought you were in full control and tried to face every challenge on your own?
Prayer: Start your prayer with “God, I know I love You and I know I need You. But I struggle with ________. Please help you give you control of ____________.”