In our daily life (could be work, family, beliefs) we are often faced with situations that sometimes challenges our ability to be bold or to be timid….
What makes a person timid?
Shyness? Fainthearted? Fearful? Lacking courage or boldness? Being too nice?
Can being nice be timid as well? Where do you draw the line between the two?
I am a believer of “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” Too much that even if I have to say something, I don’t – for fear of hurting someone. I am not talking about saying stuff, just to say something. I am talking about situations where speaking up is necessary, but out of consideration for the other people involved, I don’t speak up. Can be good and bad at the same time…
Can you say I am timid?
“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
Yes, we were not given a spirit of timidity, but of power to differentiate when to be silent or when to speak up, the power to stop oppression, the power to persuade, the power to defend and the power to be what and who God wants us to be.
A spirit of love to be gentle yet tough when He needed us to be. A spirit of love that can see beyond reasons, a spirit that understands but is not afraid to point out a mistake, a spirit that exudes humility but is proud to express his fear and love of God.
A spirit of sound mind to speak for what is right, do what is good, fight for justice and live a life of courage, truth, of power, love and self-discipline as God wants us to be.
“Strengthen the weak hands, And make firm the feeble knees.” Isaiah 35:3
What about you, have you ever been in situations where you have been challenged between being bold and being timid? I’d love to hear!
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All good things,