For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
Timothy suffered from a lack of confidence. And so would we if we believed our power, love, and self-discipline came from within, from some other source, or from nowhere at all.
It comes from the Spirit God has given us and continues to work in us, when we let it.
We can’t beat sin with willpower. We can’t love someone who’s different or difficult with our own determination.
No, we can only do these through the grace and power of God’s Spirit.
So, for today’s #LoveChallenge let us ask and trust God for his Spirit to love others we may think are our enemies, or too radically different from us.