For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us POWER LOVE and SELF DISCIPLINE.
2 Timothy 1:7
In the midst of trials, are we tempted to ask selfish unproductive questions to feed our self-pity or personal narrative? If so, we’ve got the right idea, but we’re asking the wrong questions.
Can we change questions like “Why me?” into… “What can I learn from this?”
“What did I do wrong?” into “How can I grow and move forward with new strength and wisdom?”
Am I suggesting we skip the steps of reflection and understanding? Not at all. Those steps are essential and the right questions make honest, worthwhile reflection possible.
Often, the power of changing the question wins half the battle. It shifts our focus from past hurts to present opportunities and future wisdom.
What questions are you tempted to ask when trouble knocks on your door? Are they helping or hurting? Did God make you timid or give you a spirit of power love and self discipline?