"Fearless"Stuart JonesHave you ever been literally frozen by fear? Some people find themselves not being able to move when they look down from great heights. Others become frozen at the sight of a snake or a spider. Each of us has to face our own personal fears. Fear rears its ugly head in our life at home, in social settings, and in the workplace. We are fearful of not having enough to provide for our family, of death, of loneliness, of failure, of rejection, of expectations of us, etc. Studies show that fear in the workplace brought on by a threatening environment leads to much less productivity, less personal interaction, and loyalty. Fearful employees simply wither away. Fear in all aspects of our lives produces the same results. Multitudes of people never fulfill what God has planned for them simply because Satan uses fear to stop them every time they begin to move forward. 1 John 4:18 says, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” All of us must learn how not to fear things in our lives. Conquering fear comes through reliance upon God to handle the fight for us. Psalms 56:3-4 gives us these words to live by: “When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?” God promises that he will deliver us from all the things we fear. We must simply trust and have faith in Him.