Fear is one of the biggest bondage's that Christians face. As a believer, I know that I have experienced many attacks from the enemy to where fear controls me. It wasn't until this semester that I started hearing God speak to me on fear in my life. It does comfort me, knowing that others face this as well and it's just not me. I am a team leader for a student ministry at my school. Student ministries is something that every student in my school has to do. When you start school, a staff member picks a student ministry that fits well with you and you go out once a week doing that ministry. It consists of a team and a team leader. The team leader is in charge of the team and arranges team meetings and whatnot. Anyways, so I was picked to be a team leader and I have had a few meetings already with the team. There's this new student that just started and she was put on my team. I hardly know this girl, but she approached me and started pouring out her fears of public speaking. Now, the student ministry that we are doing is children's ministry at a church and we do that every Sunday morning. This girl has approached me many times, expressing her fear of public speaking and that she refuses to do it if the moment arises for her to speak in front of the kids. I have encouraged her that she has to face her fears because with a preconceived notion already placed in her head, it blocks growth in her life. I have explained to her that I'd like to see her grow this semester, but her fear is blocking her to do so. Fear cripples you. It stops you from growing. I was in our school's prayer room a few days ago, and God spoke clearly to me about fear. He said, "Step out of the boat and onto the water. Fear not." When Peter stepped out of the boat, do you think he wasn't fearful? Of course he was, but he faced that fear. And in that one moment, he grew. Yes, he did sink, but Jesus' hand was right there to pull him up. I just want you guys to know that through every fear, God goes with you. In fact, perfect love casts out fear. Say that over your life. You have nothing to fear. If God is for you, who can be against you?