Fear is a daily battle that everyone in ministry is called to fight. Because we all tend at points to suffer from God amnesia, because we live in a fallen world and do not write our own stories, being ruled by fear is always a clear and present danger. There are moments when all of us get captured. When all of us get sidetracked. When fear more powerfully shapes ministry than faith. When dread is more powerful than trust. When we are overwhelmed by our weaknesses or weighed down by circumstances. When fear makes us way too controlling. When fear silences us at a time when we need to speak and causes us to speak up when we should be silent.