I once heard it said, “Whenever you step out in faith, the devil wants you to step back in fear.” But listen to what the Word of God says in 2 Timothy 1:7, written here in several different bible versions.
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but of power, love and discipline.”-NASB
“God doesn’t want us to be shy with his gifts, but bold and loving and sensible.”-The Message
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but (He has given us a spirit) of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.”-The Amplified Bible
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self discipline.”-NIV
The devil is a liar. Let’s live our lives with the spirit God has placed within us, the spirit of power, of love, and of self discipline and self control.