Day 11 - You Have Power

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7

Paul 
wrote 
the 
words 
in 
today’s 
verse 
to 
Timothy, 
a 
young 
man 
with 
a 
 big 
responsibility 
as 
pastor 
of 
the 
church 
in 
Ephesus. 
God 
has 
not 
called 
 Christians 
to 
be 
fearful, 
cowering 
doormats 
waiting 
to 
let 
the 
world 
 step 
on 
our 
faith 
and 
wipe 
its 
feet 
on 
our 
principles. 
With 
the 
God 
of 
the 
 universe 
in 
our 
hearts, 
we 
have 
a 
spirit 
of 
power, 
love 
and 
self-discipline.

People 
in 
leadership 
need 
God’s 
help. 
Wherever 
we 
lead, 
God 
promises 
 power—boldness 
to 
speak 
the 
truth. 
We 
don’t 
have 
this 
power 
in 
order 
 to 
lord 
it 
over 
others 
but 
to 
empower 
them, 
to 
give 
them 
boldness 
in 
 their 
faith. 
God 
promises 
love, 
a 
fruit 
of 
the 
Spirit. 
We 
have 
power 
to 
 speak 
the 
truth, 
but 
love 
for 
our 
listeners 
tempers 
that 
power 
so 
it 
does 
 not 
become 
prideful. 
God 
also 
promises 
self-discipline, 
or 
self-control, 
 which 
gives 
us 
a 
cool 
head 
and 
a 
sound 
perspective 
in 
the 
hazards 
of 
 leadership.

God 
has 
given 
us 
a 
great 
gift—power—instead 
of 
fear 
or 
timidity. 
How 
 will 
you 
exercise 
this 
gift?

God’s Promise to Me
•When 
I 
place 
you 
in 
a 
position 
of 
leadership, 
I 
will 
be 
with 
you.
•I 
can 
give 
you 
a 
spirit 
of 
power, 
love 
and 
self-discipline 
in 
order 
to 
 lead 
effectively.

My Prayer to God
Leadership 
is 
a 
big 
responsibility, 
Lord. 
No 
leader 
can 
please 
everyone, 
 and 
every 
leader 
eventually 
needs 
to 
take 
a 
stand 
on 
important 
issues. 
 I 
pray 
that 
I 
will 
be 
strong 
in 
faith 
and 
able 
to 
stand 
on 
my 
principles. 
 Give 
me 
power 
and 
boldness 
without 
pride. 

teddy allen

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