The first step is to identify the specific fear. Then ask, "Why am I afraid of this?" The root needs to be found. After careful digging, the root is exposed. Then a combination of tools are needed to root out this fear. One is to come out of agreement with the lies connected to that fear. Fear only has power because we give it power. Power comes by agreement. So, for example, I used to fear failure. I had to find out what was at the root--when I was little--I thought I would only be liked or loved if I was perfect. Love is what I wanted most--I thought this had to look like perfection--so failure or mistakes of any kind became my biggest fear. Once I understood this, I could go back into my childhood and identify why I believe this to be true. Then I had some forgiving to do--to let go and forgive those who had hurt me. Then I renounced and broke agreement with the lie that says, "Love is conditional based on your performance." I found the truth statement to combat that fear and that lie. The truth was, there were many that loved me unconditionally, whether I made mistakes or not. I had to unlearn one thought process and relearn another. But this was only part of it. There is an unseen realm and fear is like the power that feeds the enemy. Once I saw what truth was and defeated the lie and retrained my brain to think more honestly, I had to tell the fear to go--the part of the fear that was the unseen spirit realm fear. That was hard at first, because I was afraid of that too. But the moment I stopped being afraid, when I realized on was on God's side and He had already defeated the enemy--and I realized my identity in Christ--and I understood the power that I carried within me--I was not afraid. Then fear could not intimidate me anymore--not that specific fear, anyway. Fear by fear, I went through a similar process, although there is no formula so each circumstance was unique in its own way. I went from being a fearful, anxious, depressed, miserable, person, to having courage, and being peaceful, filled with joy, and optimistic about life. The things that I used to fear the most barely get my attention anymore. And when fear comes knocking on my door, I can smell it a mile away and I'm ready to defend my peace and kick fear back into the pit where it belongs. That's my experience!!!