I have begun a journey to dispel the fear in my own life. This fear I have lived with since the time I realized the world was not safe and my family couldn't keep me safe. I was five. Ever since then fear has truly been a factor in my life decisions or lack of decisions. Fear has even played a role in my striving for perfection (which no one attains).
Funny how this past week's three day conference also touched on fear, I have this book on conquering fear and my own realization of the need to conquer fear all came at the same time. Really though isn't that how God works? Doesn't He put all the tools, people or events in our hands to work with Him in our lives? Doesn't He love us enough to not leave us in our sinful fearing lives? He came to change us to be more like Him, not leave us living in the mire that sin makes of our lives.
Max Lucado has written a book that God can and will use in your life if you are needing encouragement and courage to face the fears in your life. Check it out. Don't just take my word for it. Read it then look to the One who said, "Fear not...."