We lose the ability to gauge risk and we begin to assume that if we are afraid we must be in danger even when we aren’t. It is this mis-perception that fuels fear. This mis-perception can be broken down to four things
Anticipating the worst
Underestimating our own resourcefulness
Telling ourselves we can’t cope
The goal when it comes to facing fear is not waiting to ‘not feel afraid’. You have to do what you are afraid of whilst you are afraid! We need to see that our irrational fear is a false alarm & that we don’t have to obey it, fear is feeling & like all feelings it’s temporary. Invite someone to take a closer look at Christ and his church.