I spent almost all of my childhood and many of my adult years in a place of fear. For me, fear stemmed from the verbal abuse I experienced from my mother, coupled with the bullying I endured in elementary school.
These two experiences silenced my voice and paralyzed me from walking in purpose. I was afraid of success, as well as, failure because of the rejection and abandonment I experienced. I had no idea who I was. I never thought I could be used by God to do anything significant. Fear also produced shyness, which stopped me from trusting and talking to others.
Fortunately, God had people to prophetically declare over me, beginning in my childhood, that I was a prophet and I would be used mightily by God to bring healing and deliverance to others.