Isaiah 41:10 (ESV)
fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
* Many times fear comes from the unknown, lack of experience, or something we have never been challenged to understand. Some of us often stall or procrastinate to avoid facing what we are called to do, or what has been placed on our hearts. Others may ignore, pretend it doesn't exist, or stick to what or who they know because they refuse to take on a challenge that can ignite growth...However, with God you can do all things (Philippians 4:13), and we must learn to believe in the possibilities behind running growing to understand and know what He has placed on the inside of you to walk in the fullness of life. Ever wonder why you stick to the same people, become defensive, or be quiet when your opinion can help? It's all out of fear...Make sure your thoughts, words, decisions, and the company you keep is governed by God and the rest will follow if you let Him lead. Don't try to change others around you to fit your needs, but allow God to change you in order for you to assist in loving others to help everyone grow.