For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
In 2 Timothy 1:7 you will find this verse that could be/should be a daily reminder of the amazing spirit that is inside all of us. In 2 Timothy this verse is a message to Paul to embrace his faith and not be ashamed of his belief in God. The message is very powerful and clearly states ” For the spirit God gave us does not make us timid”.
The spirit that is in all of us should make us all stronger not only in faith but in our every day lives. We as humans are not here to be “timid“, “scared” or “cowardly” of who we are but instead make us confident in who we are. Take this verse and know that you do have the power to be who you are & who you want to become.
Put this verse into your daily life and embrace the spirit. the power, the courage you have inside you to become the person you should be. Love yourself and show love to others the same way you would like it to be shown to you. Leave the hate behind and refocus your life on what is most important to you and not what others want you to be.
Self-discipline, ahhhh one of the hardest things in the world to many can effect a person in so many ways of daily life. Self-discipline comes into play with everything we do and say, every moment of every day that we are alive. Faith, eating, money, temper, the list just goes on and on and possible never ends as self-discipline plays a huge roll in all. As any Christian knows from the Bible the words “Be Still”, this would be one of the biggest forms of self-discipline many of us would ever know. Nobody wants to just “Be Still”! (cover this another day)
When you start to understand the power of the spirit within you & learn to truly love yourself I think you will find the self-discipline will start to be easier for you also.