For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7, NKJV
Paul was several years older than Timothy and served as his mentor in ministry. He was profoundly concerned with the reserved attitude of his apprentice. In Paul’s experience, ministry required much greater boldness than Timothy was displaying.
Paul reminded his protégé that God’s Holy Spirit was not afraid of anything. In the original Greek, the word translated “power” is dunamis, from which we get our word “dynamite.” There is simply no reason for us to shrink back from anything God calls us to do for Him.
Is something going on in your life today that requires God’s mighty power, fervent love, or sound reasoning? The same Spirit available to Timothy resides in you. If you feel empty or weak, call upon the all-powerful, all-loving, and all-wise Spirit who dwells within you.