Many of the great heroes of our faith were equally reluctant…The point is, though, that God let none of them off the hook. Not Moses, not Jeremiah, and not Timothy…Rather in each case God turned their minds away from their inadequacy and focused them on His ability. God would be the one who made them adequate. To both Moses and Jeremiah God simply said, “But I will be with you.” That is enough to overcome any inadequacy. To Timothy the message was a little more subtle but it was exactly the same: “Stir up the gift that is within you through the laying on of my hands”…And “God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and of love and of self- control.” That is, it is the Lord’s Spirit that gives what you need.