Stir up the Gift that is in YOU

In 2 Tim. 1:6, Paul said to Timothy, Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands”.  Why would Paul have to remind Timothy to stir it up?  Could it be that  it can get lost under all the fears, the worries, the anxieties, the problems, the negative circumstances and the negative people of life.  And if you’re not careful, that gift of God, that power and presence from God, can get buried under several pages of bad news reports, or problems at the office and home, or fights with a spouse or friend.  And pretty soon everything God has put in you is buried.  Paul says, “Stir up the gift of God that is within you!”  If when you look at your life you feel you only see the yogurt, then just stir it up and you’ll find “the fruit” (Holy Spirit).    Let’s fan into flames the gift that’s in us.