Pastor Augustine Yakubu, the Founder and Leader of Mercy Church International, has admonished people not to let fear kill their hope and destiny.
He said fear is the only element that could kill their hope and destroy their future career and aspirations.
Pastor Yakubu stressed: “Fear prolongs disease, poverty and failure,” which block individual and societal growth and prosperity.
“Fear produces constant loss in our lives,” he told the Ghana News Agency in an interview to throw light on his book: “The zero fear revolution,” that sought to provide an explanation to the syndrome of fear and depression.
Author of the book describes fear as “deadly” and draws on 40 samples of biblical scriptures that back how God wants people to use and break the back of fear.
The book also list common fear that terrorises people and things that grow and nurse fear in people and facts about consequences of fear including physical problems, confusion, abandonment of love and doubt and panic.
“I have walked in the cities, towns and villages in Ghana and have also listened to students, married and the unmarried, and smelled the horrifying stench of fear,” Pastor Yakubu said.
He observed that people decay whilst heartache and tragedy occurred through the trap of fear as it is “the only enemy that can kill anybody’s hope and aspirations – be you a student, trader, parent, teacher, lawyer or journalist”.
Fear of public speaking has failed people in interviews and businesses have collapsed due to the fear to venture into new opportunities, he said
“The worst of all is, people are afraid to leave an occult society due to fear.”
“A lot of people have stopped schooling due to the fear of failure in examination,” and called on individuals to shelf such horror through faith and strong believe in positive direction.
“Overcoming your fear can heal any would in your life, it can unleash more enthusiasm than you have ever known. “It will force unhappy memories to die within you, it will move you from poverty to prosperity, it will replace tears with laughter.
Pastor Yakubu said overcoming fear opens greater opportunities in life and advised that in such situations persons who are threatened by fear ought to keep their faith burning and believe in God, he said and “eventually fear will exist no more.”