I’ve grown up memorizing John 3:16 and Jeremiah 29:11 and 1 Timothy 4:12…and those verses are great, but still, repetition can be boring. Recently I came across 2 Timothy 1:7, which says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” I’m small for my age. I’m sort of shy. I prefer to stand in the corner and listen instead of speak up. Sometimes that’s good, but sometimes that’s not. I’m not very courageous. I don’t really like telling people about Jesus because then people would think I’m weird. I need courage to stand up for my faith. I need courage to love people I don’t like. 2 Timothy says that God hasn’t given us a spirit of fear…we don’t have to be afraid! We don’t have to be small! He’s given us love and self-discipline…and POWER. We have God’s power to change the world.