‘For God has not given us the spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.’ (2Tim. 1:7 NASB).
Timidity is fear and fear (in most cases) is the opposite of faith. Since God has not given me the spirit of timidity or fear, then I don’t have to accept it.
What spirit has God given me, however?
God has given me a spirit of power, a spirit of love, and a sound mind. This means that I can, literally reject fear and receive power, love, and discipline from the Holy Spirit.
Love in Christ, Tim Phillips