Transformation Tips

Delbert W. Baker

is vice-chancellor of the Adventist University of Africa near Nairobi, Kenya.

​A Formula for Managing Fear

Fear has become one of our greatest maladies. It often makes us do and say strange things. Following the perception of fear, adrenaline hits the bloodstream, and few can predict if we will fight or flee.

It’s been argued that Maslow’s hierarchy of needs speaks to fear. Its various levels intimate our inherent fears: the physiological need speaks to our fear of dying or annihilation; the security need speaks to our fear of being harmed or unsafe; the affiliation need speaks to our fear of being unloved; the self-esteem need speaks to our fear of being worthless; and the self-actualization need speaks to our fear of being powerless.

Fear is a …

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