From the “New Spirit Filled Life” Bible, New King James version: 2 Timothy 1:7…
“For God has NOT given us a spirit of FEAR, but of POWER and of LOVE and of a SOUND MIND.”
WORD WEALTH on 1:7… “SOUND MIND–good judgement, disciplined thought patterns, and the ability to understand and make right decisions. It includes the qualities of self-control and self-discipline. ” KINGDOM DYNAMICS on 1:7… “SPIRIT OF FEAR–it is NOT merely a human disposition; it is NOT from God; it can immobilize and torment its victims, making them feel powerless and alone (1 John 4:18). Indecision or wrong decisions are then made that could give place to bondage and great human suffering.”
In the face of fear, we are to remember our calling from God (2 Tim. 1:6). We have within us:
1. the POWER OF GOD, through the Holy Spirit, enabling us to no longer be victims;
2. the PERFECT LOVE OF GOD, poured into our lives through Jesus Christ and His abiding presence;
3. the MIND OF CHRIST by which we can apply the ways of God in making SOUND CHOICES (2 Tim. 1:7).
~~~Applying this TRUTH determines whether we overcome fear or are overcome by it.”
It is NOT from God!