A Shield and Reward

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.” - 2 Timothy 1:7
We must be careful not to let doubt creep in in our waiting season. We all face doubts, fears, and uncertainties in life every now and then. With the passing of time, frustration begins to infiltrate our spirit, and we become fixated on our circumstances rather than on the one who controls those circumstances.
One of the biggest weapons the devil will use is discouragement and fear. Satan is a master manipulator. He will send negativity and pessimism to whisper into your ear and nullify what God has said. He’ll let the voice in your head begin to tell you, “You know you’re too old now to start a new career.” “You know it’s too late to go back to school.” “You know you aren’t smart enough to do that.”  
As believers we must guard our hearts so that our spirits do not become crippled by fear. The Bible says that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, power, and of sound mine (2 Timothy 1:7). The Lord tells Abram why he doesn’t have to be afraid. He tells Abram that He will be his shield and his reward.
This is not just a message that God gave to Abram; He gave it to us as well. When uncertain times come upon us, He will be our shield, protecting us in times of danger. God will also be our reward.  
Do not let the devil get a foothold in your life. Do not allow the voice of doubt to seep into your head. Continue to pray and continue to stay sharp. Read the Word of God and continue to trust that God is your shield and your reward. Never forget that He is there for you!
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