Our fears are not always easy to face but overcoming them can sometimes mean success or failure. I can remember having an acute fear of public speaking. I would skip assignments that involved me standing in front of the class thereby reducing my overall grade. To me, it was worth the sacrifice. I've also passed up on career advancements and financial opportunities due to the fear of being judged by everyone that would be watching me. It never occurred to me that the spectators weren't perfect. I just simply took all my insecurities and used them as a crutch to walk away again and again.
Recently, something has changed within me. The reality of not accomplishing everything that I'm supposed to do, outweighs any insecurity that I may have. I listened to a sermon on yesterday that encouraged the listeners to denounce fear and to walk in faith and authority. I was so inspired that I'd faced another fear within the hour of hearing that message.
It may not be the easiest thing in the world to do, but facing the fear that has been stagnating you, will provide you with a certain amount of leverage to reach goal after goal. You may have to have a few conversations with yourself and even God but do it! Remember, "God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind", 2 Timothy 1:7.