“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”
I don’t know about you, but when I’m with my friends, I am much more confident going to someplace I’m unfamiliar with then when I’m by myself. But I feel the most confident when I go somewhere with someone who has been there many times before.
God gives us the Holy Spirit as a guide, someone to lead us in the unfamiliarity and uncertainty on life. The Spirit, as a 1/3 of the Trinity, is omniscient and exists outside the concept of time, meaning, like God the Father, knows the perfect plan that has been set before us and can guide us along that path.
The Holy Spirit is that voice inside your head, like your conscience, that makes you aware of good and bad. When you feel yourself straying from the path, it’s the voice in your head, or the person in your life that is also living in the Spirit, telling you which way to head to get back on the path.
While we always have the Spirit speaking into our lives, we must listen to it for its power to be fully complete. When we listen to the Spirit, we are more aware of our wrong-doings, and in turn, sin less and follow God more. When we listen to the Spirit, we show love more and we can be more confident in the ways that God is using us.
When we lean on the Spirit to lead us, following God’s plan becomes that much easier.