Scriptures: 2 Timothy 1:6-11
"God hath not given us the spirit of fear," in these verses we see that Timothy was dealing with a spirit of timidity. Where did this spirit come from? Two possible places: Timothy's own personal baggage or from the pit of hell. Paul directed Timothy to "stir up of the gift of God, which is in thee." The Holy Spirit helps us overcome our fear of what others might say or do.
God equips us with three fundamental tools through His spirit:
1) Power- the spirit of power brings to us competence and courage.
2) Love- the spirit of love is the ingredient that enables us to attract and connect with others.
3) Sound Mind- A sound mind gives us wisdom to take the right steps, to see with a Godly perspective,
The Word tells us: "be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord." God has given you everything you need through His spirit and He empowers us to help us overcome the spirit of timidity.