For God did not confer on us a spirit of bashfulness, but of strength. 2 Timothy 1:7
This second letter to Timothy, which Paul wrote from his Roman jail was at the point of loneliness and even been abandoned by believers. At that point, he showed his total trust in the Lord and he attempted to communicate his spirit to Timothy in order to remain strong in the grace of Christ Jesus.
Timothy, inherited faith from his grandmother and mother, whose sincere faith was constantly remembered and recalled in tears and in prayers by Paul. For this particular reason, Paul tried and he wanted to impart his own energy to Timothy so as to remind him of God’s love and promises. For God did not confer on us a spirit of bashfulness, but of strength, love and good judgement. We are not to be ashamed of testifying to our Lord and to take our share in laboring for the Gospel with the strength of God.
He called us and saved us – a calling which proceeds from his holiness which did not depend on our merits, but on his generosity and his own initiative. this calling given to us from all time in Christ Jesus who destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light in his Gospel.
For its sake we are not ashamed to suffer trial for we know in whom we have believed and convinced that he is capable of taking care with love in Christ Jesus. Keep the precious deposit with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives within us. (2 Timothy 1:14)
Sometimes our weakness is invitation to discover God’s strength.