Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fan the Flame

Paul told Timothy in 2 Timothy 1:6-7 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.  (7)  For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

The important thing about this passage to me is what Paul is telling and not telling young Timothy.  He was not telling him that he needed to go back to school to get another degree, study harder, work harder, etc...  Instead, he is telling Timothy to stir up what is already in him as a "gift" from God.  In other words, he is telling him to start where he was and to use what he had!  That's good counsel any day of the week!

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