You are not your fear
Fear does not know the difference between the past and the future. It does not know the difference between your ancestors fears and your fears. We need to separate fear from ourselves and look at it as something which comes upon us. For example I am not a procrastinator fear want me to be a procrastinator, I am not a perfectionist fear wants me to be a perfectionist, I am not overwhelmed fear wants me to be overwhelmed. You are not your fear. Invite someone to take a closer look at Christ and his church.