“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline” (2 Timothy 1:7, NLT).
On a TV game show called The Weakest Link, contestants had to quickly answer trivia questions in a round robin setting. At the end of each round, the one the other players felt was the weakest link got voted out. Sometimes those who answered the questions correctly were eliminated to give the others a better chance. It was fast and high pressure and there was no mercy for those who couldn’t think on their feet.
Sometimes Christians are considered the weak links by those who believe God is just a crutch. Perhaps that’s true as 1 Corinthians 1:27 says God chose the weak, despised and powerless things to show the weakness of everyone. All of humanity lives in weakness and fear, but God’s spirit gives us his power, his love and his self-discipline or calm and well balanced mind (Amplified). Christians don’t use God as a crutch, but do rely on his power and love, trusting that not even the weakest will be eliminated from his loving embrace.