“For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.” (NASB)
STRONGS HEBREW/GREEK ORIGINS
“For God has not given us a spirit of timidity (deilia: fear, cowardice), but of power (dunamis: mighty work, strength) and love (agape: charity, affection, good will, love, benevolence) and discipline (sophronismos: an admonishing or calling to soundness of mind, to moderation and self control).”
God has not given us a spirit of a coward who is fearful, but one of mighty strength, affectionate love and self control.
To those who know Him, and are known by Him, He has given courage, power, love and the ability to be disciplined followers of Christ. As you go throughout your day today, remember, what and whom shall you fear? Go forth in His power, His great love and allow Jesus within you to teach you self control.