Friday, Jan 30, 2015

The Timid Heart

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

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