Reflection: The boldness of the Holy Spirit
I’ve found there are two types of people in the world: people who love personality tests and people who hate them! Personally, I love them, but I must admit, there’s one thing about them that I don’t love – when we start using them as a box to stay within instead of a platform to work from. As I read the scriptures, I see an incredible pattern in the lives of the people who are filled with the Holy Spirit: boldness!
There is a supernatural confidence that the Holy Spirit births within us, a boldness that helped David slay Goliath, a boldness that helped Moses deliver the Israelites, a boldness that helped Peter get up and preach on the day of Pentecost, despite his past failures, a boldness that surpasses any personality type or disposition.
We all need this boldness to help us be the people God has called us to be. It doesn’t mean you will become extroverted or loud, but it will cause you to be unashamed and undignified! (2 Samuel 6:21-22)
Question: Have you boxed yourself in and disqualified yourself from God’s boldness due to your personality type?
Prayer: Thank you, Jesus, that you have created each of us wonderfully and uniquely. I pray that you would help me to see if I’ve hidden behind labels and identities that are sabotaging the life you have called me to live. Lord, fill me with your boldness! Amen.