Fear opens a door to the Enemy to really be one calling the show. If we fear, according to 1John, we have not been perfected in agape love.
1Jn 4:18 No fear exists where his love is. Rather, perfect love gets rid of fear, because fear involves punishment. The person who lives in fear doesn't have perfect love.
So, let us make sure that we are doing what God has called us to and not what we think we're supposed to be doing.
1Jn 2:5 But whoever obeys what Christ says is the kind of person in whom God's love is perfected. That's how we know we are in Christ.
1Jn 2:6 Those who say that they live in him must live the same way he lived.
It is possible to start out with a good intention, but to be totally moving in fear and fear of man rather than obedience from God which is faith working through love.