"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
When our desire to honor God grows greater than our desire to shelter ourselves, fear becomes a lever for our courage. This is when courage overcomes fear, and we become bold in our faith and life.
So, when you face that "thing", ask God to show you the well of courage which flows from His strength and presence. Then move out of the shadows and into action.
How can you leverage your "fear" to ignite action?