Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | March 21, 2017

If Only I Had The Nerve…

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7 (KJV)

Many of us are familiar with the Cowardly Lion from the Wizard of Oz.  He had issues with being courageous.  He let fear stop him from being victorious.  Many of us also find ourselves being intimidated by fear, which we see in scripture, is not given by God.

What leap of faith does God want us to take today? Is it starting a ministry, leading a Bible study group, perhaps giving the gospel to a friend, family member, or co-worker?  Fears and worries increase when we become focused on the things of this world. We are reminded in Psalm 27:1 that, “The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?”

What big idea are we holding on to?  We need to pray about it and seek God.  Psalm 34:4 says, “I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.”

Let’s make 2017 the year that we take that leap of faith into the territory that has been tugging on our hearts for some time.  God will equip us to do the work He’s called us do, without fear, and with that dunamis gk –  dynamite, explosive power that only He gives. “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.” (Phil.2:13 NLT). The best part about it, if it’s God will, it’s going to be great.  But we’ll never find out, until we lose the fear and doubt and get the nerve.  Even the cowardly lion stated when he received his courage that, he was afraid of “nothing and nobody.” Remember, WE have the VICTORY!

“Father, help us to remember that You are our light and our salvation and because of that we have nothing to fear.  Please help us focus on the promises of Your word so that we can live in victory and bring glory and honor to Your name.

For His Glory,

Cynthia J. McCoy
TRBC Women’s Life

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