Each of us has been given gifts by God and are to be using them. How have you used your spiritual gifts? Have you grown in the usage of them? Shown more mercy? Taught more truth? Have you been sharing the gospel more? You may be thinking, “What if I mess up?” What if people hate me because of my boldness for Christ?” Paul encourages Timothy that fear is not from God. God has given him something a tad different than fear.