Reify our fears?

I was taught the fear is an acronym standing for False Expectations Appearing Real. But we tend in practice to reify our fears. To reify is to convert into or regard something as a concrete thing. Fear then takes hold of us, and begins to control our thinking. Instead of focusing on God we reify our fears giving them a life of their own. Face your fear today and invite someone to take a closer look at Christ and his church.