Timothy - A Young Person Who Needed Expanding

Monday, August 31, 2020

2 Timothy 1:6-7 says "For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline."

Do you feel like your flame is fading? Are you feeling timid?

Let the Spirit of God arise in you.

Don't be distracted by what you don't think you have. Step into those things that you do have.

Timothy received encouragement from Paul from these letters. They expanded him into leadership within the early church, and you can expand into a person of greater influence. Someone who can be an agent of God's love in your community. Someone who can take God's power into circumstances that need it. Someone who is not thrown around by whims or fads, but who has self-control, who can live a life of example to those around them.

Can you feel the oxygen coming back into your soul? I hope you can.

Your flame is not out. The gift of God is still in you to see breakthrough in your personal circumstances, to see change in lives that have seemed stagnant, to see resource where before there was just lack.

Look to the God of the harvest, for he has plans for you and he still loves you.


Marinate in that for a bit, then send some encouragement to someone else who needs it. Another leader, a young person, a parent, who needs to feel encouraged and expanded.

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