“For God did not give us a spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7
Power, love, and self-control. We were not given a spirit of fear. No we learned to be afraid. We are created with love. Knit together by God in our mothers womb. Made by love and born with love. We are created to love not fear.
But in this world it is easy to learn to fear and be afraid and untrusting. We have lost our hearts to the fear thrown at us each day. But the Lord says that He has given us a spirit of power, love, and self-control. With His help we can overcome our fears and start living in love again.
We are given the power to choose love instead of being afraid. To love instead of being unforgiving. And self-control instead of be out of control and letting our emotions and circumstances define us.
We have the power to choose God and His love even when all is crashing in on us. To choose to seek Him and realize that we have the choice whether or not we believe His truths. The power is the freewill the Lord has given us. When we choose Him the love and self-control come as well.