Do you have a timid heart? If so, do you want to exchange it for a bold one?
The word “timid” means lacking in courage and confidence. A timid person is afraid to take a risk, to venture out of her comfort zone. A timid person is one who misses out on life and, possibly, even on her destiny.
Jesus calls timidity “fear” and equates it with a lack of faith: “He said to His disciples, ‘Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?'” (Mark 4:40).
Timidity is the opposite of faith.
- Timidity holds back; faith presses forward.
- Timidity is controlled by the visible; faith is controlled by the invisible.
- Timidity trusts in itself; faith trusts in God.
Are you ready to exchange your timidity for God’s boldness? Scripture tells us that “the righteous are as bold as a lion” (Proverbs 28:1). If you have been born again, then you are the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21). And if you are the righteousness of God, then you are as bold as a lion.
Begin picturing yourself as a bold lion. Soon you will find that your timidity has fled and boldness has taken its place.
Copyright 2015 by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio. All Rights Reserved.
Source cited: Online Merriam-Webster Dictionary