Mindful Leadership

Aaron Cordeiro


“For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your

grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am sure that it is in you as well.

For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through

the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power

and love and discipline.” (2 Timothy 2:5-7)


We know that the book of Timothy is a Pastoral epistle, which means a

shepherding or coaching letter to young Timothy from Paul. This particular passage

of scripture or Paul’s letter deals with guarding ones faith and trust in God because

our trust in God can sometimes shy back, recuse itself, or become timid. The result

is as we see is a decrease in power, love, and discipline. How does our trust in God

go from bold to timid? One day strong and the next day weak? We know that facing

trials will wear one down, but even in doing well the scripture says we can get


Being a young leader myself and a coach to other young leaders something

was highlighted today how Paul shepherded young Timothy back to that gift of faith

and trust in God. The first thing Paul says is “I am mindful of the sincere faith with

in you Timothy!” What Paul is saying to this young man who’s been working hard,

who is tired, and timid is...”I am thinking about you, I understand what you are

going through, you mean a lot to me, I am proud of you son!”

Paul took time to exhort the young exhorter. Who gives to the givers, who

loves the lovers, and who is going to encourage the encouragers. Well this is what

Paul does as a leader of young leaders and teaches us a valuable lesson of coaching

young leaders who lost or is in jeopardy of losing the drive, love, and discipline in

life because of weariness.


I am challenged today to list out the young Timothy’s in my life express how

much they mean to the Lord, starting with my own family. I feel so encouraged

today because though this is an example Paul share with me to do this is what the

Lord would speak to every young one with that precious gift of faith who needs to

kindle afresh their faith.


Thank you Lord,

For reminding me that Your gifts are not timid, powerless, unloving, or

undisciplined but just the opposite. Thank you for encouraging me today in these

matters and give me wisdom to encourage our young ones to constantly kindle

afresh what you’ve given them. In Jesus Name Amen!

Devotions for June 25

Joel 1,2,3
2 Timothy 1

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